Earthquake an Excuse for Further Looting by Iran Regime's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC)

According the state media, on November 21, 2017, the Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance of Rouhani has provided 565 billion and 400 million tomans (about 139 million dollars) to help earthquake victims. More than 53 percent of this amount, i.e. 300 billion tomans, has immediately been given to the IRGC, and the remaining 47 percent was divided among the specific treasury of the Kermanshah and Ilam provinces, the army, the Ministry of Health, the Red Crescent Society, the State Emergency Department, and the Emergency Department of Tehran and other Government organs.

Most Areas Lack Water and Electricity a Week After the Quake

Earthquake in Iran – No. 4

A week after the deadly earthquake in Iran’s western regions, people are still lacking even minimum supplies. Many villages still have no tents, food, water and electricity. The Iranian regime, known for stealing and plundering the people, has left the quake-stricken residents in the winter cold under the rubbles. This has resulted in increasing public hatred.

A helicopter pilot in Fort Abuzar of Sarpol-e Zahab said the following about what he witnessed flying over the earthquake stricken region: “We saw many scenes… different from what you are seeing on [state TV]… the catastrophe we witnessed is far worse and expanded than what is shown on [state TV] or on the internet. What I’m witnessing is people providing aid, and state relief efforts are very weak.”

A Regime's Member of Parliament: More Than 1,000 People Have Died, People Are Hungry, They Do Not Have a Tent

Earthquake in Iran- No. 3

• AFP News Agency: Most of the aid that was distributed among the people belonged to private individuals

• Obstruction in the distribution of popular aid and theft by repressive forces

Remarks by the regime’s MP from Kermanshah, Ahmad Safari, 72 hours after the earthquake, is a clear confession to the fact that the only thing that does not matter to the corrupt and criminal leaders of the regime is the suffering of the people. On Wednesday November 15, after visiting the Sarepol-e-Zahab, Qasr Shirin and Salas Babajani, Safari said: "This is the Day of Resurrection. More than 1,000 people died.... I went to a village where they said they had buried 20 people on the first day. These people are not included in the death toll. In just one alley in Sarepol-e-Zahab, 70 people were killed. More than 250 people died in Mehr housing.

Iran: Mullahs' Priority Is to Cover up Dimensions of Disaster and Prevent Popular Protests in Quake Hit Areas

Earthquake in Iran-no.2

The clerical regime and its criminal officials, without paying attention to the pain of the poor and homeless people, have tried to cover up the dimensions of the disaster, and, on the other hand, to suppress the formation of social protests and popular anger and disgust through suppressive measures. Immediately after the earthquake, Khamenei sent the IRGC commander Mohammad Ali Jafari and deputy commander of the Basij Ali Fazli to the earthquake areas. Instead of sending aid convoys and deploying forces to help people, the Revolutionary Guards and the repressive forces have sent a column of vehicles of anti-insurgency units and IRGC motorcycles to the area, which sparked outrage and disgust among the people. According to eyewitnesses, the IRGC has played no role in helping the people, and its only mission is to prevent popular protests.

Iran: Mullahs' Priority Is to Cover up Dimensions of Disaster and Prevent Popular Protests in Earthquake Areas

The clerical regime and its criminal officials, without paying attention to the pain of the poor and homeless people, have tried to cover up the dimensions of the disaster, and, on the other hand, to suppress the formation of social protests and popular anger and disgust through suppressive measures. Immediately after the earthquake, Khamenei sent the IRGC commander Mohammad Ali Jafari and deputy commander of the Basij Ali Fazli to the earthquake areas. Instead of sending aid convoys and deploying forces to help people, the Revolutionary Guards and the repressive forces have sent a column of vehicles of anti-insurgency units and IRGC motorcycles to the area, which sparked outrage and disgust among the people. According to eyewitnesses, the IRGC has played no role in helping the people, and its only mission is to prevent popular protests.

Iran: Expressing Condolences & Sympathy With the Quake-Stricken People, Encouraging Youth to Help the Injured

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, expressed her condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones in the last night earthquake in different areas, including Qasr-e Shirin, Islamabad, Sar-e pol Zahab, Salas Babajani and Kerend.

Reiterating the criminal background of the mullahs’ regime’s neglect and irresponsibility to save the people’s lives in such incidents, Mrs. Rajavi asked the youth, especially those in western provinces, to rescue the people who are trapped under debris, and to deliver their aids directly to the stricken people and the injured. She added that just opposite to the Velayat-e faqih regime, it is now a time of solidarity, and helping the stricken people and saving them is a sacred national duty.

Iran Regime's Senior Officials Acknowledge That IRGC Controls the Economy

Iranian regime is engulfed with Major concerns over the Revolutionary Guards’ (IRGC) terrorist designation and the implementation of new U.S. sanctions, known as CAATSA, as it appears in the remarks resorted by its senior officials.

“Implementing CAATSA means sanctioning the establishment’s official military force and they can even sanction the government under the pretext of its cooperation with the IRGC,” said judiciary Chief Sadeq Larijani. (Vatan-e Emrooz daily, October 31st)

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