Last week, a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz turned into a scene of bloodshed when gunmen opened fire, killing almost 30 people - most of them civilians - and wounding many more. Shamefully, instead of facing the tragedy directly, Iran's leaders quickly put the blame on the US and Israel, without evidence or justification.
For the mullahs to turn a tragic loss of life into yet another piece of baseless propaganda is deceitful and sad. The authoritarian Iranian regime routinely oppresses and silences its people. Instead of providing for its citizens and investing in its economy, Iran pours its resources into campaigns of terror and aggression throughout the Middle East. And when civilians are slaughtered, instead of working to find the perpetrators and prevent future slaughter, the regime points fingers at Israel and the US, like it does time and time again, so it won't have to take responsibility for itself. It is clear to us that the true enemy of the Iranian people is their government; what the mullahs fear most is their people seeing the truth.