The boiling anger in Iranian streets point to a possibility of regime collapse

January 02, 2018

Opponents of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hold a protest outside the Iranian embassy in Rome, Italy Tuesday. — Reuters
Opponents of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hold a protest outside the Iranian embassy in Rome, Italy Tuesday. — Reuters

Saudi Gazette report

– The death toll among the Iranian protesters is on the rise as the massive demonstrations against the Iranian regime and its clerical leadership across the country entered its sixth day on Tuesday.

These wide-spread protests indicate that the Iranian people in all strata of life, including conservatives and moderates, in addition to the religious authorities, are beginning to show their anger and that indicate the possibility of the fall of the regime.

The allegations of the Iranian regime that Saudi Arabia is orchestrating these protests are nothing to do with reality.

The mullahs’ regime will not be able to run away forever from this public outrage and they have to pay a heavy price for it. This is mainly because of the fact that the outstanding issues will continue to remain even if the demonstrations came to a halt, and the most notable among these issues are the presence of hundreds of thousands of detainees, the military intervention in Arab countries, the spread of corruption in the entire echelons of the state, and a surge in grievances of people of various religions, sects and races.

It is strange that the international and regional human rights organizations are keeping mum on the ongoing happenings such as killings and detentions taking place in Iran, and all these indicate the double standards of these organizations.

Even the response of the European Union is not up to the mark with regard to the Iranian incidents. The EU expressed its position on the demonstrations in Iran, saying that it is the right of Iranians to demonstrate but this response is not enough while taking into account of the atrocities being perpetrated by the bloody regime.

The Iranian regime is trying to portray the demonstrations as an expression of people’s discontent on the economic situation in the country but this attempt is very misleading. On the other hand, these demonstrations are against the deep injustices prevailing and oppression taking place within the Iranian society. It also shows their opposition to the Iranian regime’s involvement in murder and terrorism in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen and such acts are morally repugnant.

The Iranian regime’s accusation that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was orchestrating this anti-regime revolution and protests is totally baseless and false because the Kingdom is basically not interfering in the affairs of others, and these protests reflect internal grievances that have been accumulated since the revolution of 1979. The number of Iranians, including the educated and business class, who have come out of Iran over the last two decades has been very large. With the latest events, new migrations are expected, fearing the eventual fall of the regime.

The Iranians feel that their future is ambiguous, and the main message of protests is the desire of the Iranians to send a signal to the world community that it must intervene for their salvation. The position of the Arab and Islamic countries over the Iranian regime is well-known as most of these countries have suffered from the highhandedness of this offensive regime, and hence there must be an Arab-Islamic movement through their major institutions in order to deter Iran.

In the event of the collapse of the regime, the potential danger lies in the possibility of falling the regime’s arsenal in the hands of the hardcore heirs, or of terrorist groups. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the world to deal with the Iranian regime at the grass root level. It cannot be ruled out that Iran is likely to resort to an alternative scenario to vent internal pressure by re-exporting the crisis.

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