Alireza Jafarzadeh articulates the pivotal role played by the MEK resistance units in disseminating and fortifying the spirit of resistance within Iran.

Iran’s Persistent Uprisings: The Role of MEK’s Resistance Units

BEHIND THE IRAN HEADLINES Series, September 26, 2023, Alireza Jafarzadeh, NCRI-US Deputy Director

NCRI-US Deputy Director Alireza Jafarzadeh articulates the pivotal role played by the MEK resistance units in disseminating and fortifying the spirit of resistance within Iran.

2022 marked a pivotal shift in Iran’s long history of freedom and justice movements.

Iran has experienced significant nationwide protests several times since December 2017; however, the magnitude of these uprisings’ reach and intensity is a testament to the power of organized resistance, notably the Resistance Units of the main Iranian opposition movement, the MEK.

Since the 2017 protests, the Resistance Units have emerged as the epicenter of dissent against the theocratic regime. Their organized nature, marked by proficiency and unwavering persistence, poses a significant threat to the ruling clerics. The state’s continual acknowledgment and warnings against these units emphasize their escalating influence.

These units, whose members are from varying social backgrounds, pose a complex challenge for the regime’s repressive forces, highlighted by the recruitment surge outpacing state apprehensions.

The Resistance Units are equipped to challenge the status quo and endure, ensuring their struggle doesn’t fade into oblivion.

With a non-compromising commitment to a free and democratic future for Iran, portrayed in the 10-point Plan by NCRI’s President-elect Maryam Rajavi, the Resistance Units are paving the way for a democratic revolution. And that is why several thousand Iranians who rallied against Ebrahim Raisi on Sept 19th in New York were loud and clear in their support for this engine for democratic change: The Resistance Units.

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