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Iran’s nationwide truck drivers strike: Reasons and consequences

More truck drivers across Iran joined a nationwide general strike
More truck drivers across Iran joined a nationwide general strike


Analysis by PMOI/MEK

Iran, May 23, 2018 - More truck drivers across Iran joined a nationwide general strike, protesting the Iranian regime’s cruel policies, and continuing their protests into the second day on Wednesday.




This strike proves how the policies of the mullahs’ regime, seeking to plunder people from all walks of life, are also making life a living hell for Iran’s truck drivers.

On the other hand, such a major strike, especially considering its growing and organized nature, proves once again that the Iranian regime’s policies are focused on nothing but stealing from the people for their own benefits. Even Iran’s transportation network, considered a vital aspect of the country’s entire economy, is very ill and the drivers very angry.

All the while, the Iranian regime is known to provide 6 to 15 billion dollars to Syria’s Assad regime alone to launch endless massacres against its own people and maintain its rule intact. The Iranian regime is providing for all such expenses, and even its own crackdown machine inside the country, by reaching deeper and deeper into the Iranian people’s pockets, now including truck drivers, by raising the price of their fuel and spare parts, increasing commission fees and…

However, the most important characteristic of this strike is how it is expanding throughout the country based on a high spirit of solidarity among those involved in this movement. Such a spirit was also witnessed back in the Dec/Jan uprising, continuing today in daily protests seen in Varzaneh of Isfahan, Khuzestan, Kurdistan and Kazerun.

This raises alarm bells of more dangers to come for the ruling dictatorship in Iran.

As a result, this nationwide strike will increase the Iranian people’s spirits against the regime and also plunge morale among the Iranian regime’s forces. In the bigger picture, the ruling mullahs will see their hands weakened and become even more fragile against a nation that seeks to overthrow their entire existence.