Today Iranian regime senior officials admit publicly to the long-term exclusion policies which have systematically been practiced against Ahwazi Arab people.
The key factors of Iran systematic exclusion policies which have been adopted against Ahwazi people for years are unemployment, poverty, marginalization, social isolation and distributing narcotics, which mutually reinforce and cause progressive social exclusion through their interaction and they consequently have caused Ahwazi Arabs to experience such prolong crippling social, economic and political situation by the despotic regime.
We know that unemployment, poverty and marginalization are primary indicators of the exclusion policies which according to regime officials Ahwaz region ranks second and third in regard to unemployment, poverty and marginalization despite its abundant oil, gas wealth which had been unequally distributed among Persian provinces and also Persian settlers who came to Ahwaz by regime. But one the devastating key weapon which systematically targets Ahwazi Arabs is the narcotic drugs spread by regime intelligence services in Ahwazi towns and villages.
The intelligence services which stands behind drug trafficking attempt to destroy and shatter Ahwaz social fabric in order to break the national aspiration of educated, intellectuals and those patriots in their struggle against occupying policies of regime.
In a related case, Farzad Hosseini,the Director of Forensic Medicine, in Ahwaz few days ago stated; “that death toll due to drug abuse in Ahwaz city has reached to 128.6 percent in the month of May of this year as the rise of drug abuse in Ahwaz city alone caused the death of 16 people (13 males and 3 females)”. However, he did not indicate to any comprehensive statistics about the death toll rate in whole Ahwazi cities, towns and villages due to the drug abuses.
The shameless occupying regime seems not satisfied with the extent of its oppression, including the death penalty, stealing the water sources, the ongoing displacement practices and the expulsion of Ahwazi workers from their jobs. Therefore, they began to approach narcotics and drugs trafficking as a lethal weapon to kill and eliminate Ahwazi Arab citizens from their homeland to effectively fulfill their ethnic cleansing agenda which has allegedly been previously followed by various procedures.