Analysis by PMOI/MEK
Iran, May 21, 2019 - For the second day, the public session of the Iranian Majlis (parliament) was the stage of members acknowledging the economic and political crises Iran’s regime is facing, expressing their fear of the explosive mood of the Iranian people and the possibility of a popular uprising.
“If the current path continues and no planning is done to increase the purchasing power of middle- and low-income families, the class gap will further increase and pave the way for dissent and popular protests and even uprisings rooted in the inability to provide for their livelihoods,” said Ali Ebrahimi, a Majlis member from Shazand, central Iran.
“These days are very crucial and dangerous. They are a historic test for the people and especially the authorities. Any ignorance these days will result in a lost tomorrow for the country and the future generation,” he added.
Expressing his concerns of the Iranian regime’s regional bellicosities, Ebrahimi warned: “The special situation in the western part of Asia is in such a way that if a mistake is made, all parties will lose. Decreasing tensions in regional and international exchanges are the best measures that will lead to increase security.”
Hajar Chenarani, a Majlis member from Neyshabur, northeast Iran, expressed her concerns about the dangers the mullahs’ regime is facing.
“Which country has one of the most devalued currencies in the world? The very same country that has the largest turquoise reserves of the world, second largest gas reserves, fourth largest oil reserves, one-sixth of the world’s gemstone reserves. The same country that ranks second in the world in underground reserves, mines, and various types of metals and minerals. The same country that ranks first in the world in carpets, pistachios, caviar, saffron, rice, tea, water, electricity, antiquities, and historic sites!” she added.
“This is the very same country whose elites escape to foreign countries. All the while, in some of its ministries and organizations, there are the most incompetent managers of the world who do not know how to use all of these assets. This country has one of the most devalued currencies of the world,” Chenarani continued.
“A country that 40 percent of its population live under the poverty line and are deprived of basics. What a familiar country that is!” she concluded.
When parliament members of one of the most autocratic and rich countries in the world openly admit that 40 percent of its population live under the poverty line, one has to wonder how grave the real situation must be for ordinary Iranians.
This is the second consecutive day that Majlis members are describing the economic situation of Iranians in such harsh terms.