NCRI - The regime’s election campaign commission at the Interior Ministry made a decision during a meeting with representatives of the judiciary to ban live debates of the presidential candidates.
The decision was met with a reaction and response from Khamenei’s faction, including Abdul Ali Askar, chairman of the Iranian regime’s state broadcasting services. After the announcement of the election campaign commission's decision on April 21st, Askar said, "Despite the insistence of the national media for live broadcast candidates debates, the election campaign commission, at a meeting chaired by the Interior Minister, unfortunately rejected the proposal and approved a recorded debate yesterday.” Another member of Khamenei’s faction and a Member of Parliament, Ahmad Salak said while attacking Rouhani on April 22nd, “Those people who are afraid of a live debate, they do certainly have some difficulties with their acts and they do not have the appropriate responses for people’s problems. They should be afraid of live debates.”
NCRI - Pointing to ‘300 thousand police forces’ being on alert, Iranian regime’s chief of police announced Saturday April 22 that the cyber police is monitoring all Telegram channels during the elections and that the slightest violations will be dealt with.
According to state-run Mehr news agency on April 22, Iranian regime’s police chief ‘Hossein Ashtari’ announced the news while speaking among correspondents about police priorities for regime’s 12th presidential election show.
NCRI - The announcement that presidential debates will not be aired live on TV has become a major embarrassment for the Iranian regime.
The faction loyal to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has protested why the debates will not be aired live, attempting to blame the faction loyal to President Hassan Rouhani.
NCRI - Friday prayer leader Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani, a senior cleric close to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, described the upcoming presidential election as a very critical task to overcome. Kermani went on to call on former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, without mentioning his name, to not raise much of a stir after being disqualified.
NCRI - Following the escalation of conflicts during the sham Presidential Election in Iran, the government warns about the endangered security in the regime.
They have the fear of the growing gap caused by the struggle for power in the regime and the rise of an uprising similar to the one occurred in 2009.
"The security is very important for a country. The Armed Forces play a significant role in this as well, they provide the security of the country with their power. This is one of the important issues." stressed the Supreme Leader of regime, Khamenei in a meeting with the military commanders in which he expressed his fear about the endangered security of the regime.
NCRI - Senior mullah calls for exclusion of non-Muslim candidates from the municipality elections
The clerical regime’s Guardian Council eliminated Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, former President of the clerical regime from running for presidency. This was done on the order of Khamenei, and in absolute weakness and desperation, Khamenei was forced to accept this surgery. This clearly indicates a sign of the end of the regime. Ahmadinejad, despite Khamenei’s opposition, declared his candidacy for presidency. This demonstrates unprecedented divisions among the regime’s factions and shows that Khamenei does not have influence and authority even among his own forces.
NCRI - Following the escalation of the crisis in the Iran regime because of the litigation movement stemming from the massacre of 1988, a state-run media released the text of the decree issued by the founder of the Islamic Revolution, Khomeini, addressing the Death Commission.
The state-run media defended a member of the Death Commission, Ebrahim Raisi (a Candidate for the Presidential Election), who enforced Khomeini's decree for the genocide of the Mujahedin. The media writes, "If Raisi played a role in the execution of the Mujahedins, this issue is actually an advantage for him."
NCRI - In a gathering with military commanders, Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei indicated the enemies of his regime focusing on the country’s economic weaknesses, intending to disrupt the ‘farce’ presidential election.
During the past few days nearly all of the regime’s media outlets and senior officials from both factions have warned about a new “sedition” the term used since 2009.
NCRI - The Chief Justice of Iran regime, Sadegh Larijani, expressed his concern about the recurrence of the 2009 uprising on the eve of Presidential Election in Iran, calling for the regime's security forces to be alert.