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Nov 18, 2022
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Fmr. Iranian President Ahmadinejad: The Regime Should Listen To The People, Who Are Unhappy With How The Country Is Being Run; Stop Oppressing The People; Make A Change Before It Is Too Late

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Source: Online Platforms - "NaysmeBahar on YouTube"

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a video posted to the NaysmeBahar YouTube channel on November 18, 2022 that the Iranian regime should "listen" to what the Iranian public has to say instead of expending so much effort in oppressing it, humiliating it, and implementing the "will of Satan". He said that Iranian officials should get their information from reliable sources and that most Iranians are unhappy with the way the country is being run. He also said that there are corrupt "gangs" in Iran's security agencies.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: "I hope that they listen to the public and act soon. The energy that they are investing in oppressing the people — I hope they invest it in resolving their problems. Many problems can be resolved this way. The officials must listen to what the public has to say. They must stand by the public, see things for themselves and get reports from reliable people. They should not pay too much attention to what the corrupt gang of the security [agencies] has to say. They wish to distort everything and incite, oppress, and humiliate the public. They wish to implement the will of Satan in this country.

"[People] have real problems and they are expressing them. Stand by them. Instead of oppressing them, listen to what they have to say. You cannot accuse all the people of being anti-revolutionary. Most of the people are unhappy with the way the country is being run. Fix things. Change things. Organize things. Join the public. I am sure that you will not lose. This is for your own good and for the good of the country. Tomorrow, we may no longer have an opportunity to amend things."

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