Opinion Op-Ed Iran's Faltering Regime Is Nearing Its End

Iran’s Faltering Regime Is Nearing Its End

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People take part in the demonstration 'Free Iran' organized by National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

Esmaeil Mohades

In its entire 40 years, Iran’s regime had never hit such a low point; which is acknowledged by some of the officials themselves.

Just recently, President Hassan Rouhani stated that “it’s hard to say if we’re having it tougher today or back in war time; back then we at least didn’t have issues with banking, oil sales, and other imports or exports; back then our only struggle was on weapon limitations”.

Despite their own confession to current hardships, regime officials still pretend to put on a brave face; in their last statement on 29 May, they said “negotiations will be welcomed only when the cruel sanctions are lifted, and US proves to respect its own promises”.

Looking at the crises of regional countries, we’ll see a direct correlation between their severity and Iran’s interference; which the new western politics, especially those of the US, seem to be hindering these days.

The regime is now undergoing unprecedented political, social, and economic crises; which are continuing to heavily impact the nation. And no one but the regime is to blame.

On 29 May, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei announced: “we don’t negotiate over the honour of our revolution”. Which when considered in addition to the strange reactions of Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and few other figures, indicate just how close the regime is to its end; another indication of their weakness is the appearance of several so-called “alternatives” who are either just as harmful as the regime, or just plain useless and unstable.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran, whose central force is the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK), puts people first; meaning that they fight for what people are calling for, which is the replacement of the regime with a worthy alternative. The NCRI, which is led by Maryam Rajavi, has consistently proved to be worthy, and strong enough to help achieve the regime’s subversion.

The Mullahs’ regime have proved to be incapable of ever fulfilling the democratic demands of Iranians; NCRI on the other hand stands by Iranians and their power, which means that if the regime wants to fight with NCRI, it has to fight the entire nation; and that will lead to nowhere but even more crisis.

Since 20 June 1981, the regime has been standing against the MEK, mainly via terrorism and physical forces. The terrorism of the regime can be reflected in a few instances, case in point when its Ambassador to Tirana was thrown out of Albania for “threatening the security of the country”; or when one of its diplomats in Germany was arrested last summer; along with several other arrests in Europe and US; all of which go to show that the regime has no real power. Interestingly, even terrorism is no longer an effective mean for regime; which is why it mostly resorts to making imaginary enemies for people.

Iranians and their representative alternative, ie the NCRI and MEK, are on the verge of a unique change. Given that the external conditions are easily impacted by the internal ones, it’s important for Iranians on the outside, to help the ones inside, by extending their voice to other regions.

Which is why the Iranian opposition leader made this comment on 21 March: “I’d like to invite all my fellow Iranians from all over the world to participate in our movement and help strengthen the voice of our people in Iran, who have been calling for freedom”.

That’s why we’ll be marching in Brussels on Saturday to tell the international community that it’s time to end economic deals with the regime and instead support the democratic opposition to the mullahs.

Ultimate goal: freedom – 15th June, Brussels.

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