As the President’s promised sanctions against Iran go into effect, angry Iranian mobs are flooding the streets with their fists in the air, but their chants are not “death to America.”
They are calling out their own corrupt government, chanting “death to the dictator” and demanding a regime change.
In displays of protest reminiscent of those we told you about at the start of 2018, the people of Iran have again taken to the streets all across their country to decry the mistreatment and poor quality of life they endure at the hands of the crooked Rouhani regime.
Iranian citizens, frustrated by economic hardship, unemployment, and lack of opportunity, have taken to the streets for as many as five straight days of protests against the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iran’s President Rouhani.
Sources reported resounding chants of “Death to the dictator” and “the nation is forced to beg while the leader lives like God” from the angry demonstrators.
As we’ve recently reported, the people in Iran are hungry and desperate for financial help, while the Ayatollah reportedly sits on a $95 Billion dollar slush fund.
Iran – the world’s top supporter of terrorism – is facing economic destabilization, as its currency is devalued by the day. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement, “The level of corruption and wealth among regime leaders shows that Iran is run by something that resembles the mafia more than a government.”
But like Nero playing the fiddle as the empire burned, the Iranian government – known for its struggles with honesty and transparency – has chosen to downplay the size and scope of the demonstrations, and deny the government’s culpability in its peoples’ woes, instead releasing a statement blaming outside influences as the cause of the protests:
Interior Ministry spokesman, Salman Samani, said on Sunday that the bulk of calls for protest rallies in Iran over the past month had originated from outside the country.
Elaborating about the role of social media campaigns for illegal demonstrations in Iran, Samani said, “Those parties circulating such messages expected to win approval in many cities, but in practice, we saw limited cases of demonstrations.”
The official added that only a handful of people were influenced by such propaganda and attended unlawful protests in a few cities.
This week the United States reinforced sanctions against Iran, as promised by President Trump after pulling the U.S. out of the flawed Iran deal. These sanctions target multiple economic sectors, from precious metals such as gold and steel, to coal, and even automobiles. After 90 days, more sanctions will go back into effect, including against Iran's oil industry.
The U.S. has also urged other nations and international corporations doing business with Iran to reevaluate their trade policies and consider imposing additional sanctions of their own. Based on the President’s statement, many are following suit:
I am pleased that many international firms have already announced their intent to leave the Iranian market, and several countries have indicated that they will reduce or end imports of Iranian crude oil," Trump said in a statement on Monday. "We urge all nations to take such steps to make clear that the Iranian regime faces a choice: either change its threatening, destabilizing behavior and reintegrate with the global economy, or continue down a path of economic isolation.
In response, rather than reconsider its treatment of its own people and how sanctions could further cripple its economy, Iran opted to threaten aggression by conducting military drills in in the Strait of Hormuz, where they could disrupt oil shipments in direct retaliation for U.S. sanctions.
The time for change in Iran is now. Its people are no longer willing to live in fear and intimidation as they watch their neighbors being persecuted. The ACLJ just reported about Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani who was brutally beaten and arrested again by Iranian authorities – his young son tasered in the melee – because of the family’s Christian faith.
The U.S. stands in support of the Iranian people. They are crying out for freedom, opportunity, and basic human rights. We desire a friendly relationship with this once-great nation. However, that seems impossible under the current regime.
We are hopeful that these sanctions will add increased pressure on Iranian leaders to demand and enact a comprehensive regime change – one that will foster a mutually beneficial relationship with not only America but the entire free world, and will not domineer and abuse its own people.
This current Iranian regime under Rouhani has repeatedly violated international law, taunted America, persecuted its own people, and proven it seeks to destroy Israel. It must be stopped.
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