These days many Iranian officials admit to the country’s many problems and emphasize that the government does not have the ability to solve them.
Problems that according to many of its experts are converted to ‘super crises,’ and while the rule is itself responsible for them, it neither can nor will solve them while profiting from many of them.
The regime’s new president Ebrahim Raisi, despite his many claims, has been taken hostage by these problems, end even his provincial trips to calm down the country’s situation and the frustration of the people will not solve any of them.
The situation is so bad, that in every trip the regime’s president is facing the frustration and angry shouts of the people and is just increasing the people’s anger.
These trips are so repulsive that even clerics like Reza Taghavi, an MP, attacked Raisi and said:
“I suggest Raisi decrease the provincial trips, the conditions of the country are not the conditions of promise, of course, we might say that promises will create hope, but if we face with problems because we were not able to fulfill these promises, people’s opinions will change.” (State-run daily Aftab, October 9, 2021)
This daily while quoting the Kayhan daily, the supreme leader’s mouthpiece, wrote that Raisi should not give promises which “are not consonant with the country’s situation.”
Hossein Ansari, a former MP, said that Raisi’s government is unable to change the country’s situation and added: “The conditions of the country are not such that young and inexperienced people can manage crises. The conditions of the country are such that even people with sufficient knowledge cannot easily solve problems.
“The policies adopted so far are the same policies that the principlists have pursued over the past forty years. Those in different positions of the country today are in favor of the same policies that have passed their exams for the past 40 years and have been responsible for the current situation in society. The result of these policies is that today the Iranian people are facing many crises and super crises.” (State-run daily Arman, October 4, 2021)
Finally, the Arman daily fired the coup de grace in an article entitled, ‘The problems are worse than that’ and added: “The facts are far more brutal than that and show that no, with this brief change that the statesmen have made so far, the problem will not be solved.
“If you look at the trend of inflation, it has continued. What has been so far, has not changed so positively. If Raisi can really take a serious step in foreign policy and in resolving the sanctions issue, it will certainly have very positive effects. Of course, again, we say it won’t be a miracle.”
About the country’s social, cultural, and political crises which are even worse than the economic crises this daily begged the government to, “create political, cultural and social openings at the desired level,” but hopeless continued, “and if they don’t create new obstacles, we should be thankful to God.”
Dissidents say the mission of Raisi’s government is not a ‘political, cultural and social opening’, but that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has brought him to the fore to contract further the country, with the mission of blocking Iran’s political, cultural, and social environment.
Therefore, even if, it is intended that a government will end the unsolvable internal and international super crises, it should end its contractionary and plundering policies at home and aggressive and expansionist policies outside its borders. Something that is impossible for this regime as the past 42 years suggests.