The Iranian Regime conducts a massive misinformation campaign to deceive the world, and the Iranian people, that all Iran’s economic problems arise from international sanctions. However, the Iranian people have time and again showed they are aware of the source of their problems when they chant popular slogans in their daily protests across Iran like, “Let go of Syria and think about us,” or when they chant, “Our enemy is right here, they are lying when they say the enemy is the U.S.”
Rouhani recently described the pressure his regime is experiencing, “All superpowers are pressurizing us… you can see how much trouble we have in delivering cargos in Bandar-e Abbas. Just compare how many ships were berthing in our ports last year and how many are berthing now. We have so many problems due to sanctions. Our days are not easy, we are going through tough days.”
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlined the Trump administration’s sanction policy in a recent interview.
In response to a question by an Iranian social media user asking why the U.S. doesn’t sanction those Iranian institutions that participate in violating human rights in Iran like the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), or the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), Pompeo said: “It saddens me, it saddens hundreds of millions of Americans that the leadership in Iran won’t protect the very human rights to which you refer.”
Mr. Pompeo further said that the U.S. is “trying to do its part by sanctioning over 140 some Iranian entities and people.”
Later in the interview, he said that the U.S. is trying to impose sanctions “in ways don’t harm ordinary Iranians but penalize bad actors, the leaders of the country that have taken the nation down a path which has had 40 years of failure now after the revolution.”
Addressing Iranians, U.S. Secretary of State said: “We’ll continue to look to find out who the wrongdoers are, find out which organizations are corrupting your country and making your life worse and when we find a way to do that the United States stands ready to partner with the Iranian people on sanctions and all things related to human rights inside of your country.”
However, According to Iran news wire, the luxurious lives of Iran’s regime elites is the perfect example of the rampant corruption and embezzlement that has marred every ministry and government-run industry in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
While publicly calling for “death to America”, Iranian officials are privately sending their children and families to live or visit the land of the “Great Satan”. There they use the money they’ve stolen from the people to live a life of luxury.
According to Mojtaba Zonnour, a cleric who currently represents Qom in the Iranian Parliament, Obama gave Iran 2,500 US citizenships as a favor to the regime in the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action).
“Some gentlemen and officials competed with each other to have their children be among the 2,500,” the conservative politician with close ties to the son of Iran’s Supreme Leader added.
,But the lives of filthy rich well-connected Iranians is not only limited to lavish vacation destinations. Their new playground is Tehran’s Lavasan region, dubbed the “Beverly Hills of Iran”.
Simultaneously, as reported by Iran news wire, since mid-December 2018, Rajaie Shahr political prisoners have been denied medical treatment on orders of the head of the prison in Karaj.
The ban started after a prisoner convicted of murder escaped while being transferred to the hospital but has only continued to be enforced against political prisoners.
Reports indicate that many prisoners, especially political prisoners were waiting for some time to go to the hospital.
The ban is life-threatening for a number of prisoners suffering from serious illnesses.
The political prisoners suffering from serious ailments include Saeed Shirzad, Hassan Sadeghi, Majid Assadi, Shahram Pourmansour, Arash Sadeghi, Mohammad Banazadeh Amirkhizi and Hamzeh Safari.