News : Iranian opposition
- Published: Monday, 04 March 2019
By INU Staff
INU- Since the end of 2017, the people of Iran have been protesting and holding anti-government demonstrations. They have been calling for regime change and have made it clear that they will not relent until their goal has been met. All sectors of society have participated – not just one or two segments of the population.
During the protests, we can hear the people chanting “They use Islam as a ladder to humiliate the people”, “We turn our backs on the enemy, and we face our homeland”, “Our enemy is here, they are lying that it is America” and “Reformers, hardliners, the game is over”. The people have also been heard boldly shouting “Death to the dictator” in reference to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei - the ultimate authority of the terrorist, corrupt, violent and criminal regime.
The Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK) and the Iranian Resistance have played a major role in the protests. They have helped to organise the demonstrations and further their impact. They have also provided extensive support to the brave people who have risked arrest, imprisonment, assault and even their lives to make sure their voices are heard.
The current regime is entirely incompetent and will never be able to resolve the social and economic crises that it currently faces. Corruption is rife and the different factions of the regime have separated beyond repair.
The MEK is the only viable alternative to the clerical regime and it is focused on the people and their rights. Its political agenda is clear and it simply wants to restore democracy to Iran and ensure that the future for the people is optimistic.
The Iranian resistance has lasted for decades and around 120,000 have paid the ultimate price in the fight for freedom through mass executions and massacres. The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), led by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, has summarised their aims in a 10-point plan for a future Iran.
It places importance on equality, a secular government, political freedom, the abolition of the death penalty, the defence of human rights, equality for all, a non-nuclear Iran, and peace. Peace will not just be restored in Iran when the clerical regime is replaced, but across the region and beyond.
Regime change is not just something that will make a difference to the lives of the people in Iran, but it will also remove much suffering from the lives of those in countries where the regime is meddling.
The people of Iran almost succeeded in seeing the regime collapse in 2009, but it was ultimately the lack of support from the international community that let them down. Instead of voicing support for the people of Iran who were calling for an end of suppression, violence, conflict and belligerence across the Middle East, the then-U.S. President Barack Obama failed to acknowledge the protests.
A decade later, the situation is evolving and the international community is paying more attention – especially the Trump administration that is keen to pressure the Iranian regime. Hopefully until it collapses.