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A brave Iranian cameraman secretly filmed the economic collapse and miserable conditions that plague Tehran for a show aired on Israeli TV.

By United with Israel Staff

While the Ayatollah’s regime attempts to portray Iran as a modern, technologically advanced society, its economy teeters on the brink of disaster and its citizens battle blight, drugs, and prostitution, according to a recent report secretly filmed in Tehran.

The program was aired on Israeli TV on Sunday and was filmed by an Iranian dissident.

According to Israel’s Channel 12, the report represents the first known occurrence since the Islamic Revolution of 1979 that cameras shooting for an Israeli entity captured life in Iran.

According to the cameraman, he traversed the streets of Tehran, surreptitiously filming real life scenes to show the world, and Israel specifically, what reality is like in Iran.

The faces of the cameraman and the subjects with whom he speaks are blurred to protect their identities.

The cameraman laments the lack of freedom and democracy, blaming the authoritarian regime for the rampant crime plaguing Iranian society.

Despite the danger posed by exposing the regime’s corruption to its archenemy, Israel, the cameraman declares he must “stand and fight” to free Iran from the “dictators.”

The cameraman is not alone in blaming the regime for the nation’s woes, with the reports subjects expressing similar opinions.

When he visits southern Tehran, the cameraman exposes the problems of homelessness, prostitution, and drugs. The Israeli commentator who spoke in the completed version of the report explained that Iranians like the ones featured in the program struggle with addictions to opium, heroine, and methamphetamine, among other substances.

According to Channel 12, the report is the first installment in an ongoing series.