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Iranian regime MP: The state could be brought down in Tehran’s streets

The Iranian regime fears popular protests
The Iranian regime fears popular protests

Analysis by PMOI/MEK


Jan. 8, 2019 - Jalil Rahimi Jahan Abadi, an Iranian regime Member of Parliament, warned Iranian authorities about the threat of regime change from inside Iran. While confessing to the regime’s dead end in the final phase of its life, Rahimi Jahan Abadi said that allocating a budget to Iran’s interference in the Middle East can no longer manage the regime’s problems. He stressed that the threat is in Tehran’s streets. “The Soviet Union had 13,000 nuclear warheads when it met its collapse. It had a huge amount of influence over 20 countries, it had the Mir space station, but at the end, it was torn apart in Moscow’s streets and lost all its security and territory,” he reminded.

He also talked about the high costs of the regime’s meddling in the region for expanding terrorism. “Although our presence in the region is important, we must not forget the fact that sometimes the excess costs can bring down our state in Tehran’s streets,” Jahan Abadi warned.

“Today, people are facing problems in providing food and basic necessities. If we cannot manage the high cost of our domestic and foreign policies, then we will bear a heavier cost. Our enemies are not threatening our national security, but the threat is in our streets,” he added.

Jahan Abadi’s comments come at a time where Iran is witnessing widespread protests on a daily basis. Iranian people from different strata of the society are protesting against the regime because of economic woes, harsh living conditions, unemployment, shutdown of factories and industrial workshops, and the regime’s method of responding to the needs of the protesters, which is to crack down on them.

Recently, two huge labor strikes and protests in Iran ended by arrests and torture of the laborers’ leaders. Workers of Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Agro-Industry Co. who were not paid for months began strikes and demonstrations in their city, Shush, southwest Iran. The Iranian regime’s intelligence service arrested the leaders of the protesters.

Esmail Bakhshi, one of the spokespersons for the workers of Haft Tapeh, later revealed that he was tortured to the brink of death afterward. In parallel to Haft Tapeh, the workers of Iran’s National Steal Industrial Group (INSIG) began their protests and demonstration for similar reasons in Ahvaz, the capital of Khuzestan province. The daily protests and demonstrations continued for over a month, but the regime ended their peaceful protests by arresting their leaders and spreading the atmosphere of suppression in the city.

On January 6, another MP, Davood Mohammadi betrayed his anxiety over the collapse of the regime surrounded by crises, saying, “Our senior officials must understand that the enemy will not give in until we're toppled.”

“The country is suffering from economic crisis,” he said.

Moreover, the regime’s Friday prayer leaders repeated the warnings in another way. The supreme leader Ali Khamenei’s representative in Friday prayer of the city of Shahin Shahr warned about the threat of an uprising in Iran and PMOI/MEK. “PMOI/MEK is planning chaos and conspiracy in the country,” he said.

In Kermanshah city western Iran, the leader of Friday prayer talked about the last phase of the regime’s life, “Some people are thinking that our state’s breaths are numbered.”