Analysis by PMOI/MEK
Iran, Aug. 9, 2019 - Abbas Mousavi, spokesman for the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, addressed regime affiliates on Wednesday in the University of Kharazmi, shedding light on the regime’s concerns over the Iranian opposition, People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
“Today, the pressure [on the regime], the psychological and economic initiatives and war, have increased and the enemy was able to place a deep impact on our public opinion via social media. This has made the situation [for the regime] more complex,” he said.
“They are now sitting in their planning and operation rooms, spreading rumors, lies, allegations and psychological rhetoric, and they also operate inside the country. We saw this back in 2018 when they caused strife in more than 100 of our cities,” he added.
“We should be cautious about both domestic and international plots against [the regime], and avoid being trapped by the enemy's plans of division, chaos, and riots, aiming to overthrow the state. The purpose of sanctions, rather than economic terrorism, is to trigger riots and popular uprisings against the state,” The spokesman said.
“When Trump came to power he decided to leave the nuclear deal. One issue deceived the U.S. and that was the riots in 2018. They paid attention to directions issued by the [MEK] that the Iranian society awaits an opportunity to rise up,” Mousavi added.