BEHIND THE IRAN HEADLINES Series, October 18, 2023, Alireza Jafarzadeh, NCRI-US Deputy Director
The Iranian people’s overthrow of the mullahs’ regime is a prerequisite to liberating Iran and ridding the Middle East of Islamic fundamentalism menace.
Alireza Jafarzadeh, the deputy director of the Washington office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), made the following commentary following the horrifying slaughter in Gaza hospital:
Yesterday, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, stated, “My heartfelt condolences to the people and government of Palestine, and President Mahmoud Abbas, on the horrifying slaughter of innocent people and patients in the Gaza Hospital.”
She added that Iran’s regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and his president Ebrahim Raisi are now “happy, thinking that they have achieved their goal.”
Indeed, the more bloodshed, misery, mayhem, and war in the Middle East, the more satisfied the clerical regime since it is an indicator of the success of its malign, destructive agenda for the region.
From the regime’s founder, Khomeini, to the current Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, their ultimate goal has remained the same: expanding the rule of their fundamentalist regime and establishing a caliphate controlled by Tehran.
From this perspective, the mullahs’ regional strategy calls for nurturing and providing arms, training, money, and propaganda to spread Islamic fundamentalism.
Make no mistake, this is the strategy for keeping the regime in power. Khamenei has infamously said that if his regime doesn’t open new war fronts in every corner of the Middle East, they will have to fight for the regime’s survival against a rising population in every Iranian city.
That is why Mrs. Rajavi has underscored that from the outset, the mullahs’ rule and survival have been based on two pillars: suppression inside Iran and terrorism and belligerence in the Middle East and beyond.
Hence, overthrowing the mullahs’ regime by the Iranian people is a prerequisite to liberating Iran and ridding the Middle East of the menace of religious extremism, terrorism, and warmongering.