NCRI - According to Iranian regime’s Ministry of Roads and Urban Development, 33 percent of Iranian people, nearly 26 millions, live below poverty line.
Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf, regime’s mayor of Tehran and candidate in regime’s sham presidential election, had previously spoken of 25 million absolutely poor Iranians who can’t even afford their daily meals. Besides, such figures are usually less than the real ones when announced by regime officials.
NCRI - The Iranian regime’s Speaker of Parliament, Ali Larijani, admitted on Thursday, July 13, 2017, to a low share of the development budget in the general budget and said: “90% of the budget is current and 10% is development budget.” According to him, 10% budget allocated to the development is not real.
NCRI - The security commission of Iran regime’s parliament in its second six-month report on Wednesday, June 12, 2017, on the implementation process of JCPOA announced: “Big banks are not dealing with Iran because of fears of the US sanctions.”
NCRI - The Iranian Regime has long used lobbyists in Western countries to defend the actions of the Iranian Regime, throw a cloak of democracy over the totalitarian dictatorship, and encourage the international community to appease the mullahs.
These lobbyists were recruited in order to spread lies about the Regime’s “moderating” behaviour and the effect that global sanctions were having on the ordinary citizens of Iran.
NCRI - According to the released news in the state-run websites on July 4, 2017, the unemployment and its problems, including indigence, are the main causes and motives for committing crimes in Iran. The increase of unemployment rate among graduates has raised the possibility of committing crimes in order to get rid of the pressures stemming from the economic issues.
NCRI - The state-run ISNA news agency quoting the secretary of the association of mineral water and beverage producers wrote on June 27 that following issuance of permit for imports of water packaging, the legal import of these products to Iran has begun.
Earlier, Iranian media had reported about smuggling of carbonated drinking water to Iran.
NCRI - The Steel Industries Plant in Minoo-Dasht in Golestan province (northern Iran) was shut down since June 22 due to problems with the procurement of raw materials and more than 130 workers of this Plant lost their jobs and become unemployed. The factory was active in production of all kinds of metal wires and rebar.
NCRI - To create jobs for the unemployed graduates, Iranian regime’s Ministry of Labor has officially kicked off its internship program through launching a website.
Meanwhile, deputy head of Employers Labor Unions Association believes that such programs are not going to resolve unemployment crisis.
NCRI - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in his remarks on Thursday once again referred to the wide rifts in the regime’s senior ranks.
“The fact that rifts are created in our society is due to our lack of tolerance. There are who prefer everyone to think like we do… Even the messenger [of Islam] was told you are not above the people to order them, and you are only obligated to show them the way, to allow each individual to choose for themselves. However, there are those who think they should issue orders upon people and that people are to obey their orders,” he said.