NCRI - Tehran mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, a candidate in Iran’s 12th presidential election farce, recently targeted the policies of President Hassan Rouhani, saying continuing the status quo will lead to social damage and a recession.
“Today, I want to tell you about the truth about 10% of our population being poor. Completely in poverty. They are facing challenges just providing for their everyday needs. I am not exaggerating if I say they go to sleep hungry,” he said in a recorded TV interview.
NCRI - "Our government has inherited a tsunami of unemployment. The Minister of Labor in Rouhani's government, Ali Rabiei stated on April 26: “the current situation stemming from the previous governments has caused difficulties, and as a result we could not fill the gap between the unemployed and job-seekers although 1million and 900 thousand job opportunities were created."
NCRI - Spokesman for Legal and Judicial Committee of Iranian regime’s parliament has acknowledged that issuing death sentence for all those involved in drug trafficking cycle will harm the families, saying this will push the children of those executed towards drug dealing, thus serving recruitment for drug cartels.
According to Jam-e-Jam online website on Wednesday April 26, Hassan Norouzi also acknowledged that children of those executed are pushed towards drug dealing due to poverty.
NCRI - Chair of the Iranian parliament research and investigation commission said as we near the elections the government is seeking to cloak any economic corruption.
“The Teachers Savings Fund is in poor conditions and based on the evaluations made, there has been over 8 trillion tomans of dirty money transacted in this fund,” said Jabbar Kuchaki in an interview with the semi-official Tasnim news agency, affiliated to the Revolutionary Guards Quds Force.
NCRI - On April 9, 2017, the Iranian state run newspaper “Qanoon” wrote a sad story about addicted mothers and the fetuses they carry entitled, “Emergence of ever greater variety of social pathologies have resulted in many problems in recent years”.
The newspaper stated, “Perhaps years earlier, it was just the addicted men and the homeless were considered biggest problems of the society, but today the damage has increased and expanded, which one witnesses in the increasing number of addicted women, homeless, child labor, street children, abuse of children, and especially the addicted babies.”
NCRI - Considering the high cost of medicine and medical care, each year a percentage of the Iranian population fall below the poverty line after providing the crippling costs of such services.
The Iranian regime failing to provide adequate health and medical care budgets further intensifies this crisis.
The Health Ministry’s budget deficit is kicked down the road one year after another, forcing ordinary Iranians pay more for lower quality services.
NCRI - The social media company Telegram denied remarks made by Iranian Communications Minister Mahmoud Vaezi based on the launch of its voice phone service in Iran hinging on the consensus of operators.
“Establishing Telegram’s voice communication is conditioned on mobile phone operators in Iran,” Vaezi had claimed. Telegram responded to a question in this regard on its website, saying we are providing our voice service across the globe and in our opinion Iran is no different from any other country in the world. This service will be launched in due time in Iran, the company added.
Azerbaijan Province – North Western Iran: APRIL 14, 2017. severe raining since Friday morning caused a massive flood resulting more than 50 villages being destroyed and unknown number of people killed, injured and disappeared in the flood, the weather forecast was indicative of the flood and Rouhani’s trip to this province was cancelled but the authorities did nothing to caution people and take necessary measures to prevent and control the damages, and human lives losses.
NCRI - Tasnim News, affiliated with the terrorist Qods Force, described the Iran regime’s fear of the impact of cyberspace on the upcoming presidential election in Iran; comparing it to a minefield that has surrounded the regime. According to the article, “Under such circumstances, we are engulfed in a minefield. Since the number of enemies has increased, they have a soft but imposing approach with the regime through the media and cyberspace. Therefore, we have to cope with this issue with reasonable and tactful approaches.”