Analysis by PMOI/MEK
Iran, April 23, 2019 - Following the U.S. State Department’s decision on Monday to end all Iran oil sanctions waivers, circumstances are trekking forward at an accelerated rate and the mullahs’ financial channels are closing rapidly. This initiative seeks to deny Tehran the money this regime is now using to fuel domestic crackdown machine, ballistic missile development, clandestine nuclear efforts and a devastating foreign warmongering campaign across the Middle East and beyond.
Brian Hook, the U.S. Special Representative for Iran, issued a strong warning to all countries to refrain from violating U.S. sanctions or otherwise face serious punishments. Washington is making it crystal clear for the international community to choose between doing business with the U.S. economy or purchasing oil from the mullahs’ regime ruling Iran.
As a result of the U.S. administration’s latest decision, from May 2 onward no country will be allowed to purchase even a single barrel of oil from the mullahs’ regime.
Back in February 2012, the scope of the sanctions slapped against the Islamic republic was nothing in comparison to those we are witnessing today. In those circumstances, it took only a year for the mullahs’ economy to reach the point of “suffocation,” according to the regime’s own state media. Furthermore, these outlets added that Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei had no option but to enter the negotiations with a very weak hand.
Of course, this time around, the sanctions are in no way comparable. In a hypothetical scenario, even if Khamenei accepts to enter in new negotiations, he will be facing 12 conditions placed before him previously by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on behalf of the U.S. administration. Accepting any of the 12 conditions will literally place Khamenei’s regime on the brink of utter destruction and trigger an unstoppable self-annihilation process.
As a result, now that Iran’s oil is completely sanctioned, there is no doubt this new development will lead to what can be described as an avalanche of new crises for the mullahs’ regime in the months ahead.
Concerning Tehran rulers, most of them are the undeniable reality that these new circumstances have significantly weakened their apparatus, providing even more opportunity for popular protests and uprisings. This certainty is further strengthened by the existence of “Resistance Units,” a growing network inside affiliated directly to the Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). This is the game-changing factor that has placed the mullahs on alert.
Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), emphasized on the importance of this decision and how the Iranian opposition has been calling for such a strong approach since day one.
“The Iranian people and Resistance have been demanding the imposition of an oil and arms embargo on the mullahs’ anti-human, anti-Iranian regime since 4 decades ago. Oil is a national treasure and must be put in the service of the Iranian people’s welfare and advancement. But the mullahs either plunder it or spend it on suppression and exporting terrorism and war,” Mrs. Rajavi emphasized.
Following decades of appeasement, this current drive needs to be complemented by further measures aiming to weaken and cripple the mullahs’ regime. Such steps should include the designation of Iran’s notorious Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, and referring Tehran’s human rights violations dossier to the United Nations Security Council.
“Oil embargo & #BlacklistIRGC must be complemented by other measures, including the recognition of the right of the Iranian ppl & Resistance to overthrow the religious dictatorship & designating other organs of repression, expelling MOIS & IRGC agents from US & Europe. These measures should include referring the dossier on the regime’s #Humanrights abuses and #1988Massacre of political prisoners to UN Security Council. These measures should also include forming international delegations to visit pol. prisoners in #Iran, expelling mullahs’ regime from the UN, recognizing the representation of the Iranian Resistance & evicting the regime & its forces from countries in the region,” Mrs. Rajavi added.
Oil embargo & #BlacklistIRGC must be complemented by other measures, including the recognition of the right of the Iranian ppl & Resistance to overthrow the religious dictatorship & designating other organs of repression,expelling MOIS & IRGC agents from US & Europe#Iran— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) April 22, 2019