After 40 years, the Iranian regime have created a record of misery for the Iranian people. During the last year, the international community has witnessed a nationwide uprising against the totality of this regime by the Iranian people. Many of the slogans of the protests and demonstrations target the mullahs and call for regime change.
They clearly are rejecting the fundamentalist rule of the regime, as well as its destructive foreign policy that has negatively impacted Iran’s reputation on the world stage. One prime example of this destructive policy is the involvement of Iran, both with weapons and military personnel, in the civil war that is currently waging in Syria.
Officials Confess Fear of Resistance
The Iranian regime and its officials continue to target the Iranian resistance, particularly the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). They continue to acknowledge that this group is the main driving force behind the uprising that began in December 2017 and continues to this day across Iran.
The current economic meltdown started years before the current round of sanctions. While the U.S. only pulled out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in May 2018, the Iranian economy did not benefit from the lifting of sanctions during the time it was in effect. In fact, the funds that the regime received were used to increase its meddling throughout the region.
Instead, the Iranian middle class has virtually disappeared, and poverty is overtaking the country. The value of the rial is continuing to drop and that means inflation is on the rise. In response, it is clear that the Iranian people are standing up and speaking out.
Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) that is a coalition of resistance groups, called 2019 the year of uprising. It should also be noted that an increasing number of terrorist attacks on the resistance have been instigated by the regime and its security forces.
“We also urge democratic countries to support human rights in Iran. The only force which could end the Iranian regime’s terrorism and belligerence is the uprising of the people of Iran with their organized resistance,” said Rajavi during a speech earlier this month. “The time has come for the world community to recognize the right of the Iranian people’s Resistance to overthrow the theocratic regime and attain freedom.” She also urged western countries to expel Iranian diplomats that are part of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), as well as members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
Rally Scheduled for February in Paris
While the U.S. is hosting a conference in Warsaw, Poland, this February to discuss the Middle East and Iran in particular, a Free Iran Rally is being held on February 8 in Paris. According to a statement released by the organizers of the rally, “Iran regime’s terrorist plots, assassinations, missile launching, and violation of Human Rights should no longer be tolerated, ongoing nationwide protests and strikes in Iran reflect the desire of Iranian people for regime change. Let’s be the voice of the Iranian people and participate in (the) Free Iran Rally.”
The Iranian resistance is driving forward to represent the goals of the Iranian people to enjoy the freedom that was snatched from them 40 years ago by mullahs who wanted control and power by using fundamentalism and religion to repress the Iranian people and their culture.