The weekly Sobh-e Eghtesad, the official newspaper of the Revolutionary Guards’ Political Bureau, called young Iranians born in the 1990s and the first decade of the 21st century a “serious threat” to the regime, stressing that it was difficult to impose power on them compared to previous generations.
In an editorial (March 7, 2021), the weekly refers to the extensive activity of these generations in cyberspace and emphasizes that the essence of their lives is an expression of dissatisfaction towards the status quo, and they “may well be exploited by Western enemies against the regime, both politically and culturally.”
Officials in the Islamic Republic have repeatedly warned in the past of the political and social consequences of the “inter-generational rift.”
The Tehran-based newspaper Jomhouri-e Eslami wrote in an editorial on March 14 that in the Islamic Republic, like during the Shah’s regime, power is once again in the hands of 1,000 influential families, and the rest of the country’s citizens, however talented, never achieve important roles.
Recalling the Shah’s rule, the paper noted, “Experience proves that the concentration of power in the hands of a certain group of people and families does not guarantee the future of the regime.”
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