After months of deception and lying, the Iranian regime’s president, Hassan Rouhani, once again tried to justify the Iran regime’s vaccination hoax. His remarks align with the regime’s inhumane coronavirus policy to increase mass casualties, thus controlling the restive society. But what will be the outcome for the regime?
“Vaccine production is limited in the world. Let’s not forget that there is no justice, and rich countries can buy it sooner. Even if there is a vaccine, its injection is limited. Can we vaccinate everyone? Vaccine safety is not permanent,” he bogusly claimed.
Rouhani pushed this false narrative while “the largest vaccination campaign in history is underway around the world, and 225 million doses of approved Covid-19 vaccine have been injected in 100 different countries,” according to the state-run ISNA news agency.
Iran is the only country where officials hinder the process of vaccination and speak against vaccines.
“We have witnessed IRIB producing programs against the global vaccination process including Pfizer and Moderna,” wrote the state-run Arman daily on March 3.
In other countries, the highest authorities received verified Covid-19 vaccines on television to encourage the population to be vaccinated. The regime’s authorities started a vaccination hoax by blaming sanctions for the non-entry of vaccines and then spreading conspiracy theories. Finally, the regime’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, on January 8, explicitly said he had “previously ordered” the regime’s authorities not to import verified Pfizer and Moderna vaccines from the United States or vaccines from the United Kingdom.
“Importing American and British vaccines to the country is forbidden. I have also told the authorities. If Pfizer can produce a vaccine, why do they want to give it to us? They have mass casualties,” Khamenei said.
These remarks did not quell the society, and people and social demands to procure vaccines increased. The regime was forced to import a small number of Covid-19 vaccines from Russia, which have no significant effect on Iran’s 84 million population and the rapid spread of the virus across the country. The regime made huge propaganda about importing vaccines.
“Behind the scenes [of the propaganda], what the pointless [state-run] media like the IRIB cover less and are not interested in is the very slow and fragile vaccination process. What has in reality happened is the vaccination of 10,000 people,” the state-run Arman acknowledged on March 3.
The Iranian regime’s authorities are dragging their feet along with the Covid-19 vaccination as a part of their inhumane coronavirus policy. This policy, initiated at the beginning of the outbreak, aims to use Covid-19 mass casualties as a barrier to another uprising on the scale of the November 2019 uprising.
The regime’s Covid-19 vaccines are doomed to fail since the beginning of the global vaccination process. If they continue preventing people from being vaccinated, they will receive a heavy backlash, and protests will erupt. Once people get vaccinated, the regime loses an ally, the virus, which helped the mullahs prevent another uprising for almost a year and a half.
In other words, the regime’s refusal to start public vaccination will have heavy consequences for it. Demand for the vaccine is now growing exponentially throughout Iran’s 80 million population.
“For as long as there is no vaccine, [the regime’s] situation will not be good. We have no choice but to vaccinate society. In terms of vaccination, we are far behind our neighbors in most underdeveloped countries. If the authorities do not act, the vaccine issue will become a crisis,” state-run Arman daily warned on Saturday.
The growing anger over the vaccine demand has been coupled with the enormous hatred of poverty, inflation, the crisis of livelihood, and 42 years of the regime’s oppression. Thus, another uprising is inevitable.