Iran: Khamenei’s Latest Speech Reflects Regime’s Desperation and Deadly Impasse


Khamenei’s Speech in the Gathering of Basijis is a Complete Reflection of the Mullahs Regime Desperation and Deadly Impasse in the Face of the Popular Uprising and External Crises. 

In a ridiculous show of speech under the title of “power manifestation” on Thursday, October 4, 2018, Khamenei, the Iranian regime’s supreme leader, tried to give morale to his weary troops while expressing fear of the implementation of the second phase of sanctions against the regime, in particular the oil sanctions. Khamenei’s speech is a reflection of the regime’s weakness and desperation and reveals the regime’s complete deadlock in the face of the popular uprising and the growing chain of external crises.

Speaking to the Basijis (Basij forces) gathered from all over the country, Khamenei talked about those within the regime who thought there was no solution other than to reconcile with the United States, and said: “I explicitly declare that they are betraying. This is the biggest betrayal and as long as I am alive, I will not let this happen in the country. ” He told the Basijis to fail the sanctions and slam the United States.

Acknowledging the “shortage of livelihoods for a large part of the population,” Khamenei warned against the sensitive and complex circumstances and all kinds of crises that threatened the regime and described the anti-popular and repressive Basij forces as “a true image of the country” and “inspirational” for others. He told the Basijis and the Revolutionary Guards to fire freely and at will wherever it was needed.

Fearful of the inevitable overthrow of his regime, Khamenei said: “The United States’ President has told some European leaders that wait two or three months, after two, three months, the Islamic Republic will be thrown off.”

Referring to widespread domestic and international objections to the regime’s regional interference and missile projects, Khamenei admitted in reverse language that these were necessary for the survival of the regime and that they must fight to keep them. He said: “These are also elements of our power. So the battlefield is here, the battlefield, the field of confrontation of arrogance with Islamic Iran, is all that is the cause of the Islamic Iran’s power … This is one of the areas of conflict.”

While expressing concern over “fatigue, destitution and disability” of regime officials and widespread defection of its mercenaries, Khamenei tried to  encourage the Basijis and said, “Our growth is superior to our defections.”

Referring to widespread opposition inside the regime’s body, he said they are “easy-hearted, insincere and hypocrite intellectuals,” and called them “disheartened, demoralized, cowardly, opportunistic, self-defeating…. hopeless and lazy people” who “if not the agent of the enemy, are not nevertheless men of the field in the country’s progress” and that they produce “corruption and disagreement.”

In response to the continuous and increasingly exposure of the dimensions of the regime’s crimes and criminal mischief, Khamenei called the free press, the internet and the social network as enemies and the equivalent of “chemical weapons” and said: “With the very dangerous means of the media… by trying to portray fake image, they try to distract the thoughts of the Iranian people”.

(Source: NCRI Statement)