A member of the Iranian regime’s Assembly of Experts confessed in a thinly veiled statement on Monday that the Iranian people despise state-run TV programs and do not watch them. According to the state-run Fars news agency, Haeri Shirazi pointed to the failure of the regime’s suppressive policy of preventing free access to information through satellite channels, and said, “We may be able to tell people that buying, selling and using satellites is bad and should be banned.
The commander of the Iranian regime’s Bassij Force has voiced anxiety over potential protests by students across the country against the clerical regime, saying there had recently been “worrying” questions posed by the students, according to state-run media. Speaking to a number of Bassij agents at schools on Monday, Mohammad Reza Naqdi said, “Today is the era of soft warfare, the aim of which is to rule over hearts and minds. Since last winter, a group [of agents] went to various schools to raise awareness. But they faced questions that are cause for concern. That is where we realized the enemy has concentrated most on the younger generations. .. The enemy is targeting a community that is in the process of learning.”
The Iranian regime has sentenced a retired school teacher to five years in prison for participating in anti-regime demonstrations on December 27.