Iran was one of the first nations afflicted with Coronavirus after it moved on from China, but the Iranian regime’s callous indifference and calculated cruelty towards its own people could result in much bigger consequences than the virus might inflict.
Alireza Jafarzadeh is deputy director of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. He says the response to the virus has been nothing short of appalling.
According to Jafarzadeh, the regime denied the virus existed in the country for three weeks and kept flights to and from China at a robust pace. He says the mullahs and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps are stockpiling vital medical supplies. Instead of distributing them to the medical professionals or the public, they are giving preference to proxy groups in other countries and selling other materials to the highest bidders.
He says there is no urgency in helping the public, only on how to maximize profits from the crisis.
“This is a regime that intervenes in the most personal aspects of the life of the citizen. You can’t even have a party in your own home,” said Jafarzadeh. “Yet, when there is a crisis this big, the regime is nowhere to be found.”
Listen to Jafarzadeh’s full discussion with Radio America’s Greg Corombos as he explains why sanctions relief is not necessary to help the people of Iran and why the demand for regime change will be greater than ever once this crisis is over.