Iranians on Edge as Leaders say ‘Tel Aviv is our Battleground

Iranians on edge as leaders say 'Tel Aviv is our battleground - Merchant Navy Info - News

Tehran is tense two days after Iran’s unprecedented direct attack on Israel. Most Iranians are concerned about the war and its impact on Iran’s already struggling economy. And the country’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) launched more than 300 drones and missiles on Saturday night. A long list of domestic and international Iranian activists criticized the actions of Iran and Israel. In a letter to BBC Persian, saying: “No to warmongering! ” This was orchestrated by the Iranian government and not as an expression of the will of the Iranian people. 

This recognition is underlined by the large presence of police on the streets of Tehran. Ostensibly to enforce Islam’s strict dress code, which requires women to cover their hair. Many suspect this is primarily to quell potential protests. Some policymakers believe that if Iran’s security forces and Revolutionary Guards. Headquarters are attacked in Israel’s war with the United States in 2022. A nationwide war that erupted following the death of a young woman in police custody would occur.


There are concerns that this could lead to large-scale protests. Some graffiti appeared on the walls of Iranian cities. It says, “O Israel, attack the house of the Supreme Leader [Khamenei].” “Israel has defeated them. They don’t have the courage to fight back,” said another. The government has its billboards – some say, “Tel Aviv is our battlefield, not Tehran.” Immediately after the Revolutionary Guards attack, supporters of the Islamic Republic. Held celebrations and banners were hung on buildings in Tehran warning Israelis that “the next slap will be even tougher.” 

“I think it was the right decision to attack Israel to prevent further killings of Iranian commanders in Syria and elsewhere,” the woman said in an audio message to BBC Persian. But another said: “Iranians themselves are at war with the current regime. We have no enmity towards any country, including Israel.” These fears have led to people. People appear to be stocking up on essential items such as food and fuel. Photos showed queues forming at gas stations in Tehran and shoppers rushing to supermarkets.


A military conflict with Israel was the last thing most Iranians wanted, with the official inflation rate hovering above 40% and tens of millions of people struggling to survive. Following Israel’s attack on the Iranian consulate in Syria, the value of the Iranian rial, which was already at an all-time low, further depreciated against the U.S. dollar. Many people fear that the expansion of the military will sooner or later increase the prices of many goods, from cell phones to household appliances to many foods. 

The Iranian government sets prices for some essential goods, such as bread and fuel, and allows many goods to be imported at preferential exchange rates (i.e., cheap foreign currency). Nevertheless, the prices of many products are based on open market exchange rates. Iran’s economy has been in trouble since the United States withdrew from an international agreement restricting Iran’s nuclear activities in 2018 and reimposed crippling sanctions that, among other things, limited Iran’s ability to export oil. 


On Tuesday, Iranian newspapers focused not only on international pressure on Israel to show restraint but also on attempts to allay economic concerns. The Iranian press largely supports the actions of the Revolutionary Guards, reflecting a variety of political viewpoints, albeit within unwritten rules. Mr. Keehan claimed that “it is bringing economic peace by demonstrating Iran’s power.” Hardliner Batan-e-Emrouz said Sunday night’s emergency U.N. Security Council meeting called by Israel was a “night of isolation” for Israel. In contrast, reformist newspaper Armaan Emroz said it was “a night of isolation” for Israel.

The media reported that he talked about the “global wave that will spread”. However, critical posts under the English hashtag #IRGCterrorists went viral in Persian to be killed in 2022. Meanwhile, popular former soccer player Ali Karimi, who lives outside Iran,  posted a photo of his hands clasped, holding the Israeli flag and an early version of the Iranian flag used before the 1979 Islamic Revolution.“We are Iran, not the Islamic Republic,” he said.

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