By Pooya Stone
On April 28, Iran’s Deputy Minister of Cooperative, Labor, and Social Welfare Hojjatollah Mirzaei admitted that given the novel coronavirus outbreak, around 4.8 million of the workforce are at risk of losing their business. Also, around 20 percent of the country’s entire businesses have been affected by the COVID-19 disease.
By Jubin Katiraie
The coronavirus has dramatically changed the world in 2020, but out of the bad, many countries are seeing an increase in collaboration, social solidarity, and personal sacrifice.
By Jubin Katiraie
As we move away from the early days and months of 2020, the meaning of the “year of production leap” announced by the supreme leader Ali Khamenei becomes clearer. He had previously named 2019 the “year of production boom.”
The corruption case of Akbar Tabari, a deputy to the former head of Iran’s Judiciary Sadeq Larijani, is becoming one of the main headlines of Iran’s media. The question here is what is going on?
Amid death, poverty, and misery, Iran’s regime is precisely and gradually increasing the price of bread from region to region.
That smuggling in Iran is organized by the regime itself is nothing new, and that this regime has destroyed Iran’s economy and production in the past 40 years is not new too.
The Iranian Ministry of Health has been pushed into the spotlight recently because of the coronavirus’ rapid spread in the country, coupled with a severe shortage of drugs and medical equipment.
Another uprising in Iran will happen if the government refuses to solve the workers’ crisis, according to an Iranian economist.
On May 4, Iranian lawmakers passed a bill to remove four zeros from the national currency. According to Iranian media, the administration and Parliament (Majlis) were discussing the bill titled, “Amend the country’s monetary and baking law,” for around 13 years.
The critical situation of Iran’s regime's economy has become more and more captive in the context of the Coronavirus crisis. According to the International Monetary Fund, in 2020 Iran’s economic growth is -6 percent.
While the Iranian people are struggling against the novel coronavirus, the government seeks to achieve economic-political interests through this ominous health crisis.
On 16 June, the First Deputy Head of Iran’s Judiciary Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei, who is notorious for his role in a crime against humanity perpetrated in the 1980s,
The news of the influx of poor people in Iran to sell their latest savings, such as gold and jewelry, to goldsmiths is sad and unfortunate.
Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, one of Iran’s main figures in repression and warmongering, and one of the heads of the theft and looting in the Iranian regime were appointed as the speaker of parliament on 28 May, in a hasty move.
In recent years, unemployment has been one of the major problems for Iran’s younger generation.
Recently, many videos have been posted on social media showing deprived farmers destroying their crops with their own hands or being forced to sell them at a low price but did not accept to give it to the government.
“The decision-making system speaks warmly of transparency, unaware that it has only mocking this concept.” (State-run daily Ebtekar, 13 May)
The foreign exchange market, gold, coins, and stocks have become short-term stay for cash flows in Iran. Money as if no one wants to keep it, and most prefer to own all sorts of liquid assets instead.
On May 14, Fars news agency provided a report about free trade zones in Iran and questioned, “Do free trade zones benefit the people, or do they benefit ‘others’?” The Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)-owned media outlet next mentioned how influential individuals and entities in the governing system are profiteering from these free trade zones and revealed a part of systematic corruption in the Islamic Republic.
According to an official familiar with the automobile market in Iran, the Competition Council of the country has set an increase by four-to-48 percent for eight products of the Iran Khodro automaker company (IKCO).
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