Analysis by PMOI/MEK
Iran, Sept. 22, 2018 - Fearing the link between the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and increasing popular protests across the country, the representative of Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei recently said, “[PMOI/MEK] have the pulse of this unrest.”
A state-run outlet referred to Abolghasem Alizadeh’s remarks and wrote:
“… traveling to Shiraz recently, Alizadeh referred to weaknesses in the past four decades after the [1979 revolution] and said, ‘In the fourth decade after the revolution we are suffering from neglect. Our instincts are not working as they should… Today we are facing circumstances where the [PMOI/MEK] have revived and are active on the ground. These people are behind much of the unrest across the country.”
“The enemy has taken advantage of our neglect and is currently organizing the youth to launch what they call ‘resistance units’… According to the [PMOI/MEK], these resistance units have a directing role in creating the current unrests. They are both organizing, sparking and directing these protests,” this outlet added.
Valiollah Nanvakenari, a member of the Iranian regime’s Majlis (parliament), provides more input about the PMOI/MEK’s link to the ongoing protests and uprising.
“In times of crises, how are we to take action to prevent groups such as the [PMOI/MEK] and others from taking advantage of the people’s demands,” he said. “Infiltrators will inevitably penetrate into our ranks and files. This is one of the issues that we cannot completely prevent, nor forget about.”
The Iranian regime’s official news agency, IRNA, issued a report on social media posts focusing on overthrowing the mullahs’ apparatus.
“Robots and fake accounts on Twitter, using hashtags such as “overthrow and “Regime change in Iran,” “Free Iran” and others – which are an anti-state propaganda campaign aimed at changing the state – are active despite restrictions imposed by Twitter. All the while, Twitter has recently closed a number of accounts belonging to real individuals in Iran, claiming they are part of the infiltration current.”
Morteza Mobalegh, another element linked directly to the Iranian regime, made the following remarks:
“It has been some time since an organized and systematic current based outside of Iran has significantly played a direct role against the Islamic republic.”