As discussions are held this week over the future of the Iranian nuclear deal, specifically getting the regime to comply with the deal as they agreed to it in 2015, the Iranian delegation is attempting to extract concessions from the European signatories.

But why would Europe do that? After all, the regime is barely holding onto power as it is, following five major protests in the past four years and the bottled-up anger of millions of Iranians over the course of the pandemic. The Iranian opposition is anti-nuclear weapons, so would have no problem complying with the deal.

Still, the regime is desperate for a victory against the Iranian opposition group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), which is growing in support and calling for Iranians to boycott the presidential elections in June. And Westen media outlets are running regime propaganda to smear the MEK, like the Daily Beast’s Tuesday article about an “elaborate troll farm operation” busted by Facebook, which soon repeated every disproven claim about the group, from calling it a cult to saying that it engages in torture.

This appears to have been lifted straight from websites linked with the Iranian intelligence services, bringing into question the unbiased nature of The Daily Beast’s journalism. After all, this is far from the first time that media outlets have parroted the regime’s lies. Unfortunately, it won’t be the last.

The regime has often claimed that the MEK is an insignificant group with little domestic support, but this is disproven by the sheer amount of effort the regime puts into destroying the MEK, as well as the nationwide protests where people echo the opposition’s slogans loud and clear.

Ali Safavi, an official with the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), wrote: “In the end, both the mullahs’ hirelings and their incompetent amateur advocates should know that with or without the Iranian regime’s lies about “troll farms”, the regime’s days are numbered, just like any other dictatorship in history.”

He then cited Mahatma Gandhi’s quote on tyrants, which is that throughout history, many have seemed invincible until they were vanquished and they were always vanquished. He used this as a message of hope that the Iranian regime would soon fall, saying that Iranians were not falling under the spell of some internet conspiracy, rather they were loudly proclaiming their truth. The regime is destroying the country and us, so we will fight back.