The Iranian resistance is experiencing a surge in activity as the country grapples with internal regime crises. The 2020 uprising has disrupted the delicate balance between Iranian society and the ruling regime, prompting Ali Khamenei to seek restoration or at least the appearance of stability. The regime has resorted to brutal tactics such as executions and targeted killings of political prisoners to instill fear and suppress dissent. Arrests and mock trials have further fueled tensions in the country. Additionally, the regime has launched chemical attacks on girls‘ schools in an attempt to intimidate the uprising’s vanguard.
To divert attention from its internal problems, the regime has engaged in international maneuvers. It has hyped the prospect of normalizing relations with neighboring countries. High-ranking officials have embarked on foreign trips, promising increased economic activities. However, experts are skeptical of potential benefits due to the regime’s fundamentalist nature, history of terrorism, and aggression.
Meanwhile, the regime itself is facing multiple crises that it cannot hide. The dismissal of Ali Shamkhani, a high-ranking security official, and three ministers from Ebrahim Raisi’s government highlight internal turmoil. The tension between the Parliament and the Raisi administration underscores deep-rooted problems faced by the regime. Furthermore, rising inflation and prices pose a significant threat to the impoverished population, potentially fueling the next uprising.
The real alternative has been born from a long-lasting battle, with generations sacrificing their lives for it. The National Council of Resistance of #Iran, established in Tehran four decades ago, represents various beliefs. pic.twitter.com/UJbTWECQVY
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) June 4, 2023
Amidst these internal crises, the Iranian resistance has become increasingly active. The Resistance Units continue their daring operations despite the crackdown and wave of executions. The resistance has also gained international support, with 111 world leaders signing a letter expressing solidarity and commitment to its cause. Maryam Rajavi’s meeting in the European Parliament raised awareness and garnered further backing from European lawmakers. A Congressional Hearing in the US House of Representatives allowed policymakers to engage with representatives of the resistance and learn about the regime’s oppressive tactics.
Moreover, legislative bodies in various countries, including Scotland, Iceland, Northern Ireland, Slovenia, Geneva, and Wales, have voiced their support for the resistance. They recognize the resistance as a legitimate force fighting for democracy and human rights in Iran. This international endorsement strengthens the resistance’s standing and reinforces the idea that change must come from within Iran.
In conclusion, the 2022 uprising has rendered Khamenei’s regime more fragile than ever before. Struggling to hold together an unprecedentedly divided regime, he desperately attempts to hold an explosive society in check while intimidating the international community with terror. Meanwhile, the Iranian Resistance perseveres in its endeavors to undermine the regime both internally and externally, with the aim of presenting compelling evidence to the people of Iran and the international community that transformative change can be realized.