2018 Was a Big Year for Iran, but 2019 Will Be Even Bigger
By Staff Writer
Last year was an important one for Iran, specifically for the Iranian people and their organised resistance forces, the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), as anti-regime protests swept the country and the US ended its appeasement of the mullahs.
The Regime tried to suppress the protests and tried to resist the US sanctions, but have failed remarkably on both fronts. The protests still rage on and the sanctions have brought an already weak economy to its knees, both with the support of the MEK, who helped organise the protests through its over 1,000 resistance units in Iran and advocated for the West to abandon its appeasement policy.
Mohammad Mohaddessin, the chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), explained that despite “heightened repression”, which included mass intimidation and arrest of thousands of demonstrators, the Regime failed to stop the anti-regime protest movement. This signifies how committed the Iranian people are to overthrowing the Regime and the establishing democracy in Iran. Even the most high-ranking mullahs have been forced to admit that the Iranian Resistance plays a huge part in these protests.
He went on to say that with the pressure growing on the Regime, 2019 could well be the end for the Iranian Regime.
Mohaddessin said: “The mullahs have never been so weak, fragile, and vulnerable. They are isolated at home and abroad. As such, the regime’s overthrow has never been so within reach… The clerical regime is facing a deadlock and has no way out of the multitude of crises it is facing. The situation will get worse in 2019.”
Another crisis facing the Iranian Regime is the increased push for justice for the 30,000 victims of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners. Amnesty International released a report into the massacre, entitled “Blood-Soaked Secrets: Why Iran’s 1988 Prison Massacres are Ongoing Crimes Against Humanity”, which details how the Regime’s brutal cover-up is still affecting Iranians today.
Ali Safavi, who also serves on the Foreign Affairs Committee of the NCRI, said: “A major public pressure campaign, including a strong push at the U.N. by the United States, is needed to compel the U.N. secretary-general to initiate an independent inquiry into the massacre, and refer the dossier on the 1988 massacre and other regime human rights abuses to the Security Council for the adoption of punitive measures against Tehran leaders.”
The Regime will only try to silence those who speak out about the massacre or Iran’s other human rights abuses and those who protest the Regime but make no mistake, the Regime is falling and 2019 will be its final year.