More than 4,000 Corona fatalities in 166 cities
Khamenei claim of “possible biological attack” meant to justify IRGC’s new task to counter the uprising
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced this afternoon, Friday, March 23, that the Coronavirus death toll across the country has definitely exceeded 4,000. The number of victims in Qom is 650, in Tehran 570, in Gilan 551, in Khorasan Razavi 376, in Mazandaran 314, in Golestan 302, in Kurdistan 123, in Lorestan 120, in Hamadan 19 and in Ilam 14. These figures are in addition to those in 21 other provinces.
Since the number of the fatalities is increasing around the clock, Mohammad Reza Najafi, member of regime’s parliament warned Hassan Rouhani of the inevitable consequences of continued cover-up. “Despite, the ongoing cover-up policy, the crisis is flaring up and the golden time to overcome it may pass by. We are getting close to the point of no return”, he said.
“Among the Coronavirus patients who referred to the hospital 10%, 30%, and 50% tested positive on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday respectively", the state-run news agency, ISNA, quoted the Director of Tabriz Medical Science University in East Azerbaijan Province as saying. “In a month time, 400,000 people will be affected in the Province, while our hospitals have only 4,000 beds. If the number of infections increases, considering the degrading medical services, 40% of those hospitalized will die”.
To counter growing public outrage over the regime's criminal cover-up and inaction, yesterday, Khamenei assigned Chief of the Staff of Iranian regime’s Armed Forces, IRGC Major General Mohammad Bagheri, to form a "health command center" to prevent and treat Corona. But the real purpose is to prevent popular uprisings and protests.
In order to cover-up the real intentions behind the new assignment, Khamenei preposterously claimed that there were “reasons that suggest the probability of biological attack” is the source of the Coronavirus outbreak. “Given the probability of a biological attack, this will be an opportunity to test and improve our biological defense capabilities and will add to our national authority and empowerment.”
Today, after the first meeting, Bagheri unveiled Khamenei’s repressive intentions, saying: "Our law enforcement and security committee, along with the interior ministry and governors will start evacuating shops, streets and roads ... this will be organized in the next twenty-four hours.”
Reacting to Khamenei's repressive scheme, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), said: These futile efforts will intensify the Iranian people’s anger and hatred over the despicable and oppressive velayat-e faqih system, which has done nothing but committing murder and plundering people’s wealth over the past 40 years. The Iranian people have stated unequivocally “our enemy is here” and “Khamenei and Rouhani are our Coronavirus.”
Secretariat of National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
March 13, 2020