Iranian leader Ali Khamenei and his regime's leaders have
repeatedly warned against renewed anti-regime protests at the beginning of the
next Persian year on March 21, which marks the beginning of the Iranian spring.
"The enemy wants to tighten their grip on the country next year," stated Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda, Khamenei's representative in Iran’s Razavi Khorasan province and the imam of the Friday prayer in Mashhad.
Alamolhoda also considered the ratification of international anti-terrorism financing and money laundering convention as a prelude to a new “fitna” (social disorder).
He said that the US is looking for more excuses to besiege Iran economically in the coming year, adding, "This will pave the way for secularism and targeting the Supreme Guide through the enemy’s exploitation of deceived elements in order to repeat social disorder similar to 2009," referring to the Green Revolution that broke out against Iran’s regime.
The comments came after Khamenei warned in a speech about three weeks ago of the US preparing a "hot summer".
Khamenei claimed that Iran had overcome the US “hot summer” project to change the government this year, but he warned the people of a repeat to this scheme next summer.
Heydar Moslehi, the former Iranian intelligence minister in the government of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, warned in June of "a new fitna planned by the enemy and aimed at targeting Vilayat-e Faqih," referring to the Shiite concept of society being ruled by a jurist.
As public protests and labor strikes continue, various segments of Iranian society are increasingly taking to the streets to protest against the policies of the mullah regime, which they describe as corrupt and oppressive, spending Iranians’ wealth on expansive military adventures at the expense of the people. Due to deteriorating economic and living conditions, observers are not ruling out the outbreak of an "Iranian spring" against Iran’s leaders.