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Leaked Documents Expose Tehran’s Fear of Rising Firearms Use Amidst Growing Social Unrest

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In a startling revelation, a series of leaked documents obtained by the dissident group GhiyamtaSarnegouni from the Iranian regime’s presidential servers shed light on Tehran’s deep-seated fear of a society becoming increasingly restive and taking up arms against the regime. These documents, which have been brought to public attention, underline the Iranian people’s rejection of any compromise with the regime and their strong desire to topple the oppressive regime at any cost. The leaked reports provide crucial insights into the regime’s desperate attempts to curb the rising use of firearms by citizens and its relentless pursuit to maintain control amid mounting societal dissatisfaction. Despite the regime’s façade of stability, these documents serve as a stark reminder of the simmering tensions and the regime’s vulnerability in the face of widespread discontent.


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Date: December 13, 2022
Urgent – Confidential

Office of the President
Islamic Republic of Iran

Honorable Dr. Vahidi, Minister of Interior


In reference to the attached letter, No. 15667-1/M, dated December 4, 2022, from the Office of the Supreme Leader, along with its accompanying document titled “Strategic Report: An overview of arms and ammunition smuggling and its consequences,” which has been brought to the attention of the Honorable President of the Republic, I am writing to inform you that, in accordance with his guidance, a special working group has been formed. This group comprises representatives from security and military agencies, police, and judicial authorities. They will be conducting regular meetings and providing reports on the progress made. I kindly request you to ensure that these reports are sent to this office on a weekly basis for review and summons.

Gholamhossein Esmaili


Mr. Hijazi, Hojjat al-Islam wal-Muslimeen, Office of the Supreme Leader, for your information

Weekly follow-ups required from the Deputy Coordinator of special coordination and management services until the end of the year.


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Secretariat Number: 147319/A.D
Number: 52227/M
Date: January 3, 2023
Time: 11:58
Classification: Top Secret

Head of Office
Islamic Republic of Iran
Office of the President

Honorable Dr. Shamkhani, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council
Dr. Zarepour, Honorable Minister of Information and Communications Technology
Dr. Amir Abdollahian, Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs
Dr. Rahimi, Honorable Minister of Justice
Dr. Vahidi, Honorable Minister of the Interior


I hope this message finds you well. I would like to bring to your attention the attached resolution contained in Bulletin No. 3473, dated October 24, 2022, from the Ministry of Intelligence. The resolution highlights the “Warning about changing the pattern of riots to the use of firearms,” and I kindly request your consideration and appropriate action.

Best regards,

Gholamhossein Esmaili




Date: November 3, 2022

Office of the Supreme Leader

Hojjat-ul-Islam wal-Muslimeen, Mr. Raisi
Honorable President of the Islamic Republic of Iran


I would like to inform you that the report titled “An explanatory look at the situation of arms and ammunition smuggling and its consequences,” sent by the Honorable Minister of Intelligence and Security through letter No. 659889/77, dated October 24, 2022, has been received and reviewed by the Supreme Leader. He has emphasized the need for serious action in this regard, which requires your order, Mr. President. The proposals in the report are deemed commendable, except for the aspect regarding private companies producing weapons. Appropriate measures should be taken accordingly.

Mohammadi Golpaygani

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MOIS report

Warning about riot patterns changing to the use of firearms.

Strategic review – Monitoring and analyzing news and information about the supply and demand of weapons in the country during recent unrests have revealed the following:

The majority of anti-revolutionary groups have started incorporating the use of firearms in their riots to sustain and prevent the decline of their influence. This marks a significant shift in the operational phases of the ongoing riots, aiming to escalate violence and create a cycle of insecurity.

There has been an increased demand for handguns among the general population for self-defense due to the prevailing sense of insecurity and the recurrent nature of riot activities.

Recommended Actions:

Strengthen efforts to combat the primary arms trafficking networks and disarm individuals possessing illegal firearms.

Implement an smart intelligence strategy to target the sources of arms smuggling, particularly neighboring countries. Activate the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to enhance regional diplomacy against arms smuggling and issue necessary warnings in this regard.

Enhance border security through the reinforcement of official and unofficial borders, as well as border guard forces. Emphasize the use of advanced information and communication technologies to ensure effective protection and surveillance.

Manage and utilize the wisdom and influence of community leaders, elders, and prominent figures from tribes and clans to control and prevent the potential misuse of firearms within their respective communities.

Impose severe penalties on anti-revolutionary groups and armed rioters.

Increase security measures and protection of raw material warehouses and related transportation.

Review existing laws on combating arms and ammunition smuggling and strengthen criminal punishments. Consider social service deprivation as a deterrent measure.

Monitor and investigate organized networks involved in arms and ammunition smuggling, especially those with military and tactical connections, both in the physical and virtual domains. Take timely countermeasures and preventive actions.

Implement decisive and preemptive measures to counter armed insurgency within the country. Reject and expel individuals involved in riots.

Conduct intelligence surveillance and take action against smuggling depots for weapons and ammunition within the country, particularly in border provinces.

Establish a comprehensive database on criminals, armed offenders, rioters, smugglers, and owners of illegal weapons in the country.