Currently, various factors about Iran’s political situation are showing that the regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei has decided to contract his government and replace the so-called reformist faction and its president Hassan Rouhani with his desired President from his own faction. But this is not without consequences for him and his regime, as some of the elements of this regime have warned.
Seyed Mohammad Sadr, a member of regime’s Expediency Council, warned about this political surgery and said: “If such a thing happens, it is a dangerous issue for the country and even a security risk, because if the presidential election is like the previous parliamentary elections, the legitimacy of the system will be questioned, and this will pave the way for foreign greed to create a series of conspiracies against the Islamic Republic.” (Etemad Online, March 27, 2021)
In relation to these statements, two points can be considered and pondered:
- From the perspective of the Iranian people, the Velayat-e-Faqih (supreme religious rule) system has lacked any legitimacy for many years.
- The concern of such people is never the interests of the Iranian people and their freedom and livelihood. Their only concern is the fate of a rule that calls itself the ‘Islamic Republic’. A system that is neither republican nor Islamic, a medieval tyranny rooted in the depths of the worst dark history.
In Iran, free elections are nothing but a bitte joke and have never been held and the people have never had the right to free choice. Were free elections to be held under the auspices of the United Nations, no one would vote for this regime, except those in power, their associates and the IRGC (Iran’s Revolutionary Guard).
It was after June 20, 1981 that the regime completely lost its political and social legitimacy, not now that the interests of the so-called reformist faction have been jeopardized. So-called ‘reformists’ are playing the role of an opposition in regime to collect the people’s vote and make populistic remarks. From the point of view of the Iranian people, they are another version of this system and its elements.
Below is just one paragraph expressed by such people who are playing the role of the regime’s opposition and who try to collect votes for the so-called reformist faction.
“There are some religious authorities, whether Shiites or Sunnis, who believe that the people have no right or role. The head of government is also determined from above, and the people’s votes are considered merely as an ornament, and in fact the people do not have the right to want to form a government, which naturally turns the system into a terrible dictatorial government.
“Religious dictatorship is a terrible dictatorship in which, for example, one acts violently and violently eliminate its opponents, while at the same time imagining that by doing so, he also goes to heaven because he has executed God’s command in a way.” (Etemad Online, March 27, 2021)
Has the government in Iran taken another course of action in the past four decades? That terrible religious dictatorship, probably not on Mars but on the plateau of Iran, is happening now in Iran and its perpetrators are people like this figure who is still a member of the Expediency Council.