In Khorasan, Hormozgan, Kerman, and other Iranian provinces, the mullahs have dispatched the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) to prevent popular protests that may lead to the uprising the overthrows the Regime.
They brought in Iran-backed militias from across the Middle East to quell protests using weapons and armoured vehicles, like:
- the Hashd al-Sha’bi (PMF) who are trying to increase Iranian influence in Iraq
- the Nojaba, who are Qods Force Iraqi mercenaries, who arrived with all their managers of representative offices and the Head of the Executive Council of the MovementHaj Nasr al-Shemri
- the Zeinbaiyoun Brigade, which fights for Iran in Syria to prop up the Bashar Assad dictatorship
- the Fatemiyoun Division, a US-designated terror group fighting for Iran in Syria
In fact, some 50 vehicles carrying hundreds of Iraqi militants entered Iran’s flood-hit western provinces over the weekend. Iraj Masjedi, Iran’s ambassador in Baghdad told state-run media that the IRGC and their militias are there to rescue victims and distribute aid, but there has been no evidence seen of that. Many Iranians have questioned on social media why a country with two armies – the IRGC and the Iranian army – need help from foreign militias for flood relief efforts.
While Jamal Shakarami, the IRGC commander in Ilam province, said that the militias were allies of the Islamic Republic. To be clear, they’re allies of the Regime, not the people.
The militias were invited by IRGC’s Qods Force Commander Qassem Soleimani.
The Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), wrote on April 14: “IRGC General Qasem Soleimani, the criminal leader of the Qods Force, has gone to the flood-affected areas to monitor these repressive measures.”
Iranians on social media are comparing Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to former Libyan strongman Qaddafi in his last days, while others are noting that the Regime must be terrified of the uprising of its people. Some have even posted videos of IRGC units confronting the people in flood-stricken areas, with reports that Khuzestan farmer Aboud Jalizi was shot dead by IRGC forces for protesting.
The Regime has even arrested 24 people in Khuzestan province for posting about the flood damage online, according to IRGC Colonel Shahin Hasanwand.