Pandemic Death Toll Approaches 400,000 in Iran

Regime’s Deadly Plans Led to COVID-19 Massacre
Iranian men who have been infected with the coronavirus disease lie on hospital beds in a COVID-19 ward in Firoozabadi hospital in Shahr-e-Rey neighborhood in the south of Tehran on the day of Nowruz on March 20, 2021. (Photo by Morteza Nikoubazl/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

All of Iran’s provinces are currently suffering from the COVID-19 disaster. In fact, everyone knows that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is the reason behind the coronavirus massacre across the country. He explicitly issued a fatwa restricting the import of the vaccine and took all the practical steps to ensure his fatwa’s application on the ground. He further banned publishing news on the virus from the very beginning of the crisis, which coincided with the Shura Council elections in 2019. Moreover, he neither allowed the stricken cities to be quarantined nor provided them with medical supplies. Khamenei also forbid the import of the vaccine and is now killing infected citizens across the country.

COVID-19 Statistics Vaccinations

The death toll from COVID-19 has exceeded 100,000, according to official government sources, who admitted that the figure is not accurate. However, based on the daily statistics published by the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), the number of victims is approaching 400,000.

As a result of the Mullah’s rule, official sources and international media reported that 220,000 people are testing positive on daily basis.

The Wall Street Journal announced that every two minutes an Iranian dies, and this is the price of the Mullah’s rule.

“The coronavirus has gone beyond the pandemic stage and is now an endemic," said Amir Masoud Hashemian, Associate Professor of Emergency Department at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences.

In addition to the fatal virus, the regime is killing Iranians by introducing ineffective and sometimes unauthorized vaccines. According to a report by the Statistical Centre of Iran (SCI), the announced death rate due to complications from the virus among people who received the second shot earlier this month exceeded 2,072.

The number of deaths among the vaccinated is 10 times the international standard, the report noted.

The SCI pointed out that the death rate among the vaccinated Iranians is more than 75 times the corresponding indicator in some other countries. The rate is “unreasonable” stressed the head of Iran's anti-coronavirus committee, noting that it requires a specialized analysis by the scientific committee.

Who is responsible for this slaughter?

Khamenei refused to impose a quarantine since the early days of the outbreak. He also applied inhumane policies by forcing people to go to their workplaces, leading to the further spread of the virus. He has also prevented the entry of the globally approved vaccine into Iran. “Imports of US and British vaccines into the country are forbidden ... They’re completely untrustworthy. It’s not unlikely they would want to contaminate other nations,” said Khamenei. “Given our experience with France’s HIV-tainted blood supplies, French vaccines aren’t trustworthy either,” Khamenei added, referring to the country’s contaminated blood scandal of the 1980s and 1990s. Therefore, the country’s highest authority did not solve the health dilemma but rather exacerbated it.

Khamenei also concealed the number of fatalities and claimed that the sanctions and financial restrictions have prevented him from purchasing a reliable vaccine. It is noteworthy that providing a foreign vaccine would cost Iran under 200 million dollars. The US and the West have repeatedly stated that the sanctions do not include the purchase of vaccines.

“We returned international aid and sent back Doctors Without Borders from the airport while we did not have much information about the virus, stressed the Head of Coronavirus Combat Taskforce of Tehran province, Alireza Zali, in his comments on the Mullah regime’s lies.

For this reason, Iranians are now certain that Khamenei is responsible for the hike in death rates and that he is the one who led and carried out this deadly plan.

Khamenei fears a revolution would overthrow his regime, so he took advantage of the pandemic to avoid it and followed the strategy of mass killing using the virus as a defensive shield. He somehow succeeded in preventing protests from continuing after 2019. Khamenei made sure people were preoccupied by maintaining their wellbeing.

The virus has killed hundreds of thousands and infected millions of people, and many Iranians are either in prison or have already contracted the virus. In this way, the Supreme leader restrained the people and prevented a revolution.

Of course, Khamenei, his fragile regime, and his Revolutionary Guards Corps are pursuing another criminal goal, which is to secure a source of funding. They have managed to create a black market to sell vaccines, drugs or even expensive medical equipment to people. It is killing people and taking money from their families.

Khamenei is currently facing a broad popular front and a widespread resistance. Every Iranian wishes to become a fighter in the resistance camps and wear the military uniforms in the PMOI’s revolutionary strongholds, which poses a threat to Khamenei. Therefore, the goals of the Iranian people and the resistance contradict those of the criminal Khamenei and there will certainly be an uprising.

Khamenei wants to relieve the families who lost members from the virus, but he is threatened by their rage, and fears they will break their silence and launch a revolution throughout Iranian provinces. His regime is certain it cannot contend with this broad front.

More importantly, these families are backed by the resistance, which represents them at the international level. Some of the resistance’s actions so far can be summarized as follows:

  • The resistance has succeeded in exposing the regime before the international community by revealing the true number of victims.
  • Its supporters in Europe and the US have repeatedly revealed Khamenei’s coronavirus massacres.

The regime is currently facing multiple crises and has no way out. It has used the pandemic as a shield for more than a year now to suppress a people’s revolution. But its strategy is no longer effective, and people are so discontented that the virus can no longer stop their protests.  This could now be the decisive factor that sparks a national uprising against the regime.

 

Mahdi Akabaei is a Member of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

 

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