NCRI - The faction of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei reacted to the nationwide presidential election boycott campaign and activities led by supporters of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) inside Iran.
Major sedition in the making, beware, Maryam Rajavi’s image on Sattar Khan Bridge
In the wake of elections, the mullahs' crisis-riddled regime will emerge weaker and more vulnerable
The Iranian regime has put its security forces on an emergency state of alert on the eve of the sham elections on May 19, to prevent any eruption of popular protests and upheavals.Challenging the mullahs' supreme leader, president and their accomplices, the Iranian Resistance's President-elect Maryam Rajavi said, "If you claim that the May 19 showcase is a genuine election, you have to withdraw the half-a-million strong force of Revolutionary Guards and State Security troops as well as hundreds of thousands of plainclothes agents and the plethora of other repressive agencies. You must let the people of Iran go to the streets and freely express their vote and true desire. It would then become clear what would remain of the Velayat-e Faqih regime."
NCRI - With the rival bands seeking their own share of power, Iranian regime’s election time is a time when more details of regime’s critical social and economic situation are inevitably revealed by the candidates, thus challenging the regime in its entirety.
NCRI - These days’ revelations are made in the Iran presidential election campaign trail shedding light on the scope of corruption and plundering by the regime’s factions and officials.
One of the most important and institutionalized aspects of corruption is the uncontrolled import of smuggled goods that dominates large percentages of Iran’s economy. State-linked institutions, including the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), have taken control over Iran’s ports and are meddling in customs affairs, literally transforming these economic centers to transits used to smuggled goods. The IRGC, by taking control over the country’s most important economic routes and establishing a major financial empire, has taken full control over large portions of Iran’s imports/exports.
NCRI - On May 12th a number of political prisoners in Zahedan Central Prison in southeast Iran issued a statement calling on the Iranian people, ethnic and religious minorities, especially the Sunnis to boycott the farce presidential election. The statement reads in part:
NCRI - One of Khamenei’s faction newspapers, “Resalat” in a May 15th editorial warned the existing regime’s president, who is running for reelection, Hassan Rouhani, “The path you stepped in will result in intrigue and an uprising.”
NCRI - In statements clearly aimed at attacking Rouhani, Iranian regime’s head of judiciary Sadegh Larijani said in his Monday May 15 speech “unfortunately some of the candidates acted in such a way as if they were regime opposition, blackwashing and questioning state’s legal entities, a measure that is definitely against regime’s interests.”
“I decided to remain silent only for regime’s interests”, Larijani added, “and I’ll continue to do so till the end of the election. But when the time is right, I’ll say what needs to be said.”
NCRI - The hysterical reactions of the Iranian regime’s officials and state run media from the rise of the movement seeking justice for the 1988 massacre and its effect on the increase of crisis as the regime nears its presidential election still continues.
Seyed Ghassem Yaghoubi, Neyshabour’s Friday Prayer leader stated, “How is it that someone who destroyed the PMOI from its roots becomes the bad guy?”
NCRI - Iran’s regime Deputy of Interior Ministry, due to the rising fear of uprising and social unrest on the day of elections, said, "More than 260 thousand people" will be securing the presidential elections and "reinforcements" will be provided through Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. On the evening of May 11th, Hossein Zolfaqari, the deputy of security-police in the Interior Ministry, said: "Military, intelligence, law enforcement, judicial and broadcasting services” are present among the election’s staff.
NCRI - Iraq's former deputy president said, “Iran is trying to expand its influence in Kurdistan and northern Iraq and there are reports of opening Qods Force offices in the province of Neinava.” Tariq al-Hashemi was responding to a question in an interview with Eram News Site on May 12, 2017 about the role of the Arabic countries in dealing with the Iranian regime. He said, “Unfortunately, Arabic countries haven’t taken defensive precautions against the Iranian regime's meddling and due to the policy of uncertainty and ignorance, we have lost so much. We must apply all of our means to eliminate the Iranian regime’s influence from Arabic countries.”