Forty years ago on September 22, the Iran – Iraq War began, but despite the regime eventually conceding to a truce after the Iranian Resistance forced them into it to save Iranian and Iraqi lives, the mullahs are still engaged in terrorism, warmongering and the plundering of national resources.
The reason stems back to the reactionary interpretation of Islam that the mullahs used to justify the domestic oppression and export of terrorism that has kept them in power since 1979.
It meant that after Iraqi forces were forced out of Iran in 1982 and sued for peace, regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini dragged the war on for six more years, resulting in one million Iranian deaths, alongside the million more injured or displaced.
He thought that a decisive victory would ensure that he could take over Iraq and keep the Iranian people too busy with war to revolt against the mullahs, as they tried to in 1981. After being forced to accept a ceasefire, Khomeini ordered that 30,000 Iranian Resistance members in prison should be executed, again as an attempt to prevent a revolution. But another vital part of his legacy is the export of crises abroad as a pillar of the regime’s survival, with the ultimate goal of controlling more of the Middle East.
As a result Iranian regime created Hezbollah, a terror cell that wreaks havoc across the Middle East, and the Quds Force, the suppressive force cracks down on protests domestically and causes chaos across the Middle East and North Africa(MENA)region.
Moreover, who are the people most likely to suffer because of this? As always, it is the Iranian people. Not only are they domestically oppressed, but they are also living in poverty because the regime has stolen billions from them in order to pursue these crimes. Even the state-run media and political figures like Ahmad Tavakoli admit that regime corruption and carelessness have added pressure on the people.
The coronavirus pandemic in Iran took 106,000 lives, which could significantly be reduced if the mullahs moved even a fraction of their money from terrorism to treatment.
Therefore, stricter sanctions must be in place.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the leader of the Iranian opposition, said: “This regime must not be allowed to acquire even a single bullet. It must not pocket profits from a single barrel of Iranian oil. And it must not spend even a single dollar from revenues that belong to the Iranian people for its own survival.”