Analysis by PMOI/MEK
Iran, Aug. 14, 2019 - Iran is a country where its people live in utter poverty while the lives of its rulers continue to become more luxurious every day.
For example, a single mother starts at 7:00 am in a tailors’ workshop and finishes at 8:00 pm, a total of 13 hours of active working. Yet she is considered lucky, because contrary to millions of other Iranians, she has a “job” and could have a wage of 15 million rials. What happens to her income?
She pays 3,000,000 rials in rent, 6,000,000 for the mortgages, 500,000 for water, gas, and electricity, 3,500,000 for a loan she took from the so-called public welfare fund, 4,000,000 for a loan she took for goods, 3,000,000 for a loan she took for the marriage of her daughter, 2,000,000 for basic foodstuff. It all sums up to 22,000,000 rials per month!
But don't get me wrong. She is a happy worker! Since she doesn’t have to protest in front of the Majlis (parliament) or any other governmental organization like thousands of workers and plundered investors who are demanding the payment of their overdue salaries and receive of their goods.
It is due to such a high level of happiness that no one asks her how on earth will she find the additional 7,000,000 for her monthly expenses?
Well, she has to take some little precautions: she and her family shouldn’t get sick, have an accident, they shouldn’t go to any party or invite anyone to their place, no one is allowed to break anything since they can’t afford a new one and they should pray to God that there will be no price increase of food, water, gas, electricity, rent and children’s school supplies. But unfortunately, they do have a price increase.
The mother has to borrow 7,000,000 rials per month, but in two months she has to pay her entire monthly pay to clear her debts. A simple calculation shows that in six months this family will sink into the slump of debts.
Well, this is the story of more than 14 million of Iranian workers, let alone those who have lost their jobs, whom the regime prosecutes and jails for participating in protests. Those people, they have absolutely nothing.
Now let’s answer a question: Has Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader, or his thugs, ever lived in such conditions? Will they do something for the poor?
The answer is no! They haven’t and they won’t, they will continue to drain every drop of life out of the people of Iran. Therefore, the solution is the downfall of this regime.
This is where the bravery of the Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) Resistance Units glitter in the darkness the mullahs have shed on our country, and they will bring down this brutal regime to establish democracy, freedom, and most of all welfare for all people.