By Jubin Katiraie
Iranian state-run media spent Sunday warning officials of looming protests by people in poverty, all while the mullahs’ are trapped in an international deadlock.
The state-run Arman daily wrote: “A glance at what we witnessed in forms of protests in recent years shows that these protests started in areas where people are suffering from poverty and have difficulties earning their living wages. The economic pressure that lower social classes endure is unbearable. We should be careful that they do not lose their tolerance because this could have social and security consequences [for the state].”
Of course, the Iranian theocracy has long failed to help the poor people there; instead plundering what insignificant money they do have in order to fund terrorism and warmongering abroad, which the paper acknowledged had destroyed society and would be tough to repair.
Meanwhile, the Ebtekar daily wrote: “The social and national challenges have become so diverse and massive that any justification or trick can no longer conceal them. There is an inefficiency (lack of ambiguous plans and goals) of macro-management, which is the bedrock of all kinds of social and national challenges without prospects. Thus, we could safely say that a ‘fundamental national issue or concern’ in no way matters for politicians, officials, clergymen, and those seeking power.”
The paper noted that officials were prioritizing their shaky hold on power rather than fixing people’s problems, which was actually making it more likely that people would rebel against the entire ruling system and would soon make things more difficult for the rulers to maintain power.
The Siasat-e Rouz spoke about the new European-led joint-statement on the Iranian government’s human rights violations, which was signed by 47 countries, saying that effectively symbolizes the EU giving the US the “green light” to process in its sanctions and other actions against the regime, citing that previous EU statements on Iran’s human rights, missile capability, and regional role, had already shown the direction they would be taking.
They wrote: “The EU’s biased statement on human rights against Iran has been issued while political observers believe that this statement is a continuation of preparing the ground for further agreements like JCPOA [the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.] And bringing missile case and Tehran’s regional role to the negotiating table.”
Maryam Rajavi, the Iranian opposition president, recently tweeted: “So long as the clerical regime in Iran has not been overthrown, it will not let up on executions and torture. Nor will it let up on misogyny, religious discrimination, terrorism, and warmongering.”
So long as the clerical regime in #Iran has not been overthrown, it will not let up on executions and torture. Nor will it let up on misogyny, religious discrimination, terrorism and warmongering #FreeIran2020 #NoImpunity4Mullahs pic.twitter.com/WnxpRemRec
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) September 24, 2020