According to the state-run Mashregh News Website, a well-informed official in the Targeted Subsidies Organization announced that livelihood subsidies were paid to 72 million people on the night of May 28. Despite this announcement, many people eligible to receive the subsidies have complained of the delays, and some have said they have yet to receive them.

Iran is a country with 85 million people. A simple math calculation suggests that %84.706 of the population is in need of government assistance. On May 16, the Iran-based newspaper Etemaad Daily reported that 72 million people in Iran needed subsidies.

This is while Iran is known to possess a vast amount of natural resources, including energy products and by-products. Since the clerical regime took power in Iran, the country has travelled on the roads of demise, despair, high inflation and unemployment, terrorism, ever-growing nuclear threat, torture, execution, injustice, and human rights violations.
Khomeini’s hollow, deceiving and fake promises

More than four decades ago, the founder of the Islamic Republic and the regime’s first Supreme Leader, Rohollah Khomeini promised Iranians free water and electricity, housing for the poor, full rights for religious and ethnic minorities, and a reduction in military spending. But now, more than four decades later, not only have none of these promises been fulfilled but, in many cases, the Islamic Republic has done exactly the opposite.
Iran’s influence in the Region

It is now common knowledge that the regime in Tehran acts like an octopus in interfering with the domestic matters of the countries in the region. The formation and financial and military support of a host of murderous and terrorist proxy groups in different countries in the region attests to this reality. In recent years, the Iranian regime still had currency reserves to pay these militias groups, such as Hezbollah in Lebanon, and fund its aggressive acts, such as Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen conducting drone attacks on oil tankers from other countries. But those reserves have apparently bottomed out, and selling cheap oil to countries like China and Venezuela is not bringing in enough funds.

Raising taxes and tariffs, imposing subscription fees on many services, licenses, building permissions, and rising commodity prices have been the regime’s way of compensating for its deficit and maintaining the flow of money to its proxies in the region and its brutal security forces inside the country. The recent sharp increase in the price of bread was the latest round of this regime’s inability and incapability.

The regime’s rings of corrupt officials, including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, institutionalized corruption, incompetent ministers and officials, and an unprecedented level of oppression and social injustice have brought the patience of the Iranian people to its rim, and in recent months, there have been a series of anti-government protests and demonstrations across Iran.
Recent Iran protests, more pointed than ever

Iran protests are exactly what the regime fears most. On January 25, 2016, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei stated that if Iran does not keep the fight outside its borders, “we must fight the enemy here in Kermanshah and Hamedan and other provinces.”

Khamenei’s statement is very true. A regressive regime based on medieval religious dogmas cannot meet the modern economic, cultural and political demands of Iran’s people, so it must rule them with brutality. The reason there has not been a moment of peace in the 43 years of this regime is that war and crisis have served as a cover for the regime’s inhumane internal repression.

Today’s situation for the regime is so critical that Haddad Adel, the former speaker of parliament who is very close to Khamenei, said on May 23, that “everything is in disarray.” In other words, chaos is now prevailing in Iran.

Qassem Saedi, a member of Iran’s parliament, has warned that “it is possible that more dangerous events than the uprisings of 2018 and mid-November 2019 will occur.”

Iran protests and demonstrations are no longer about people’s economic despair and have turned into political protests. Slogans such as “Death to Khamenei, Raisi”, “Guns, tanks are no longer effective”, “mullahs must go,” “death to the dictator,” “shame on the state-run Radio and TV,” and “Khamenei is a murderer, his rule is illegitimate,” and “Raisi, shame on you, let go of the country,” have become common chants. And this is exactly the very thing that raises the regime’s alarms.

As always and as expected, the regime of the mullahs sees the people of Iran and their resistance movement as its dire and imminent enemies. It has employed all its military and suppressive might to crack down on Iran’s recent waves of Iran protests. The escalation of the protests in different cities and their spread has so far proven to become an unescapable nightmare for the regime of the ayatollahs and its IRGC commanders.

Source » irannewswire