Iranian authorities and state media confirm bleak economic outlook
Iran’s economy is in ruins. This fact has been confirmed by Iranian officials, experts and state media in recent days. The current miserable economic crisis is mainly due to corruption and mismanagement of the regime. It is the Iranians who are paying the price for the regime’s bad actions. Iran’s bleak economy tempers society for another uprising. These facts have been acknowledged by the Iranian state media.
The president of the Iranian regime’s Majlis (parliament) Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf recently admitted in a meeting with members of the Majlis Research Center that “the Iranian economy is bankrupt and the government is not doing anything about it. “.
“If our economy is bankrupt, it is because of nationalization, not because of the sanctions”, he declared according to the official news agency ISNA.
He admitted that after four decades in power in Iran, the regime still does not know “what is the main problem in society” and cannot agree on “the country’s priorities”.
“Unfortunately, we are living day to day, and I say this based on studies that I have done,” he admitted that the diet does not have a long term plan to deal with the problem. Iranian economic crisis.
“According to the latest statistics from the World Bank, Iran has been one of the top countries in terms of unemployment for the past ten years. Over the past decade, the average global unemployment rate has been around 5.5%, and unemployment in Iran is said to be about double the global average, ”the state agency Eghtesad wrote on December 18. e Pouya.
“From Mohsen Renani’s point of view, we have not been able to reach a consensus on the crisis,” the state daily Jahan-e Sanat wrote on December 21. “We have failed to make the state understand that whatever faction is in power, until the roots of the crisis are resolved, its branches will not be corrected. Therefore, the main problem is the inability of civil institutions to speak to and influence leaders effectively.
“We have to ask ourselves what are economists capable of and what status is our country in? Frankly, I have to say that the complexity of our economic problems, closely linked to socio-political and psychological problems, has made the economy incapable of doing anything, ”Ranani told Jahan-e Sanat.
“Theoretically, the solutions look pretty easy in the books, but they don’t have socio-economic effects on the ground. Even the best and most prestigious economists say they are unable to prescribe treatment for the Iranian economy because it would require stable status to be treated. Today we are dealing with a disease which is about to turn into cancer, and it will not be easy to cure. Ranani warned regime officials.
“The economy of our country is like a patient in critical conditions, and any decision can lead to brain death. Imagine dealing with a patient whose health has deteriorated by 95% and has no way to be treated.
The daily Aftab-e Yazd of December 21 acknowledged the unrest in society, calling it “violence”. He also stressed that the regime’s oppressive measures have failed and even increased this “violence”.
“We need to use ‘restorative and healing terminology’. Some [officials] use hostile language which, unfortunately, is being reposted, increasing political polarization and adding to violence. “
“Those who say ‘pack your bags and go if you don’t like it’, show myopia, a limited definition of the term ‘people’ as well as the inability to understand that our country is facing socio-economic crises. », Adds Aftab-e Yazd.
“Any administration must ensure that social trust is preserved as we face socio-economic crises. We have bitter experiences of people who turn their backs politically and refuse to invest economically in different spheres. Mistrust is at the root of many emerging socio-economic crises.
These acknowledgments by the regime’s tightly-controlled media and officials like Ghalibaf, who is part of the Supreme Leader’s inner circle, refute any claims by regime apologists that the sanctions alone have squandered the Iranian economy. As Mohsen Ranani admitted, the Iranian economy is a conundrum that even prestigious economists cannot solve. This situation will continue to worsen as long as the mullahs’ regime remains in power.