Iran regime will meet same fate of USSR: Experts


 

July 25 2017 02:42 PM
An Iranian female protester decrying deep-rooted dictatorship in the country
An Iranian female protester decrying deep-rooted dictatorship in the country

Mostapha Hassan

Iran is witnessing a severe deterioration in all sectors, according to reports. The 80-million people Shiite country is enmired in poverty, repression and instability, according to recent reports.

Downfall of the regime in Iran is imminent, insiders revealed, citing deteriorated health of the leader Ali Khamenei and the shaky internal front.

The theocratic regime in Iran is living through the same period experienced by the USSR before it completely fell.

For this, the US is working to secure a peaceful transition of power in the ironclad theocracy.
In a recent testimony before the US Congress, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has reasonably affirmed that the United States should “work towards supporting those parties inside Iran that would lead to a peaceful transition of power.

For Mullah regime, the remarks were alarming, and Iran lodged a formal protest note.
Experts said:”During the Cold War era, US secretaries of state routinely reassured those stuck behind the “Iron Curtain.”

They added:”Given that Iran is now under the rule of the geriatric supreme leader Ali Khamenei, the United States must be ready for the transfer of power there, which may hasten the collapse of the entire regime as well.”

Unstable country

According to a report by Rawabet Center for Political and Strategic Studies, in an area full of failed states, Iran is often misdiagnosed as an oasis of stability.

However, Iran’s history has always been a turbulent one, characterized by the ongoing conflict between an authoritarian regime and concerned populations seeking democratic empowerment.


When it first came to power, the ruling religious minority fought bloody street battles to quell other members of the Revolutionary Alliance, who did not share its desire to establish a theocratic dictatorship.

In the 1990s, the minority faced the rise of a reform movement, which was the most exhilarating attempt to harmonize religion with pluralism.

Reformists have spoken of a review of Khamenei’s claims that promote absolutism, including the expansion of civil society and critical media.

The regime responded with its usual mixture of terror and intimidation to abort the movement.

Then came the “Green Revolution” in the summer of 2009, which delegitimized the regime forever, and cut off ties between the state and society.

Growing protests

Analysts say nothing is certain in Iran but the rising protests among various brackets of the people.

They say:” Today, Iran is wobbling like the Soviet Union in its last years. It embraces an ideology that does not convince anyone. And it has security systems that proved to be unreliable during the 2009 commotion, prompting the regime to use Basij militias.”

 

This instability is triggered by many factors, the analysts say, citing the reports emerged speaking of deteriorating health of the supreme leader Khamenei.

 

The reports also highlighted ‘secret message sent to president Trump on the health of Khamenei by parties inside Iran.

Economic crisis
Iran economy is being hit hard by inflation and corruption, multiple reports say.
The government is allocating bulk funds for its militiamen beyond borders, especially those fighting on the side of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad.

During the presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, many banks were pressured into making risky loans with the short-term goal of propping up parts of the economy.

Now, many of the recipients of those loans, often small- to mid-sized businesses with narrow profit margins, are having trouble keeping up with the payments.


The prospect of a banking crisis is so serious that in a speech earlier this year, the head of Iran’s central bank, Valiollah Seif, warned financial executives that non-performing loans were a threat to all the gains the Rouhani government is making on the economic front.

While he has proposed possible solutions, nothing has been agreed upon.

Putting all these crises on the table, experts say Iran is likely to meet the same fate of the now-dissolved the USSR.

“In Iran, there is the same repression, economic hardships, risky military adventures and public anger mounting day after day.” They stated.

http://www.thebaghdadpost.com/en/story/14824/Iran-regime-will-meet-same-fate-of-USSR-Experts

 

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