Earlier this week Iran’s state media published acknowledgments of Iran’s current crises and warned Iran’s government of the reactions of frustrated Iranian citizens.
The state-run Setare-Sobh daily wrote on September 6 that Iran is currently facing a large shortage of vaccines, with many large vaccination centers being closed. Those that are still open only have enough stocks for the first doses of the Covo-Barakat vaccine.
Hamdeli daily said, “While we were discussing the matter, other countries built and exported vaccines. They succeeded in reducing the Covid-19 fatalities, and the life [in those countries] is close to becoming normal as before the pandemic. Yet, we thought we would produce 50 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines by September.”
According to the Iranian opposition, over 412,700 people have died as of September 8. The Iranian regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei banned credible Covid-19 vaccines in January 2021 and persisted in producing the so-called domestic vaccines.
By banning the vaccines from abroad, Khamenei persisted in the production of domestic vaccines as many financial institutions in charge of producing and distributing them are under his supervision. One such institution is the Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order (EIKO) which is at the center of Iran’s economic power.
State-run daily, Jahan-e Sanat wrote on September 8 that regime officials have killed thousands of infected people with their ‘false promises and deadly mistakes about providing the required vaccine and neglecting the vital precautions in controlling the coronavirus’.
Iran’s economy is plagued with crises, such as inflation and skyrocketing prices. The regime’s new president, Ebrahim Raisi, has only given hollow promises to resolve these issues. The regime’s inability to address economic crises and Raisi’s hollow promises were also a subject discussed in Iran’s state media in recent days.
The Resalat daily reported that the regime will face a budget deficit of 400 trillion Tomans if Raisi continues with the plundering policies of the regime’s previous governments.
Increasing dairy prices for households mean that such items are, on average, 57.1 percent more expensive compared to last year, according to the Setare Sobh daily in reviews of the regime’s statistics center reports.
The two previous major Iran protests in 2018 and November 2019 are testaments to the explosiveness of Iranian society. The nationwide boycott of the regime’s sham parliamentary and presidential elections also shows that the regime is illegitimate.
Published by the state-run Etemad daily on September 6, their article outlined that the ‘reducing political trust’ and ‘the downward trend of social capital’ are some of the challenges that the regime is currently facing. The low voter turnouts of the 11th parliamentary election and the 13th presidential election have thus confirmed just how the Iranian peoples’ confidence in the regime has declined rapidly.
While Iranians suffer from poverty and the Covid-19 crisis, the regime continues its malign activities and spreading terrorism under the pretext of helping other nations.