“The Raisi administration may be conducting a purge of local officials across Iran to install more loyal cadres,” reads the Iran Crisis Update of the US Institute for the Study of War (ISW), Report informs.

“Parliamentarian Jalal Mahmoud Zadeh accused President Ebrahim Raisi and Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi of conducting this purge in some towns. Mahmoud Zadeh represents Mahabad in Parliament and has previously criticized the security forces’ crackdown there,” ISW said.