NCRI - In an interview with state-run ILNA news agency, Haydar Hosseini, an Iranian economist, referring to the report by International Monetary Fund said that in 2017 around $27 billion of foreign currency had been withdrawn from the country and transferred abroad, which was implicitly endorsed by the head of the Iranian parliament’s economic committee.
On Thursday, April 19, in response to a question about terrorist threats against the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) in his country, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said: “I believe that, for MEK we did the right thing. We gave accommodation to a group which is persecuted. And that's it. Regarding your question about security and threats, we are on the right side of history, we are in a group of countries of the Euro Atlantic club which are threatened in the same way. I believe that all these countries take measures against terrorist threats.” (Vizion Plus television, April 19, 2018)
NCRI - The Iranian Ministry of Energy revealed in its annual report that Iran’s nominal power generation capacity increased by 3% in the previous fiscal year to around 78.9 GW.
This report seems positive at first, but, importantly, the figures are only nominal. The country’s actual power generation capacity is less than 68.5 GW, mainly due to ageing power plants.