Iran Stuck in Poverty and Unemployment
Four key ministers in the cabinet of the Iranian regime’s President Rouhani have warned him in a surprising letter* about the bankrupt economy, especially in the months following the July 14 nuclear agreement with the P5+1 countries. The ministers warned that without immediate action, the “recession will transform into a serious economic crisis”. Their letter was published on Sunday, October 4, by the state news agency Mehr.
The Defense Minister signed on to this letter due to his ministry’s dominion over a large section of Iran’s economy. This “open letter” reflects a political crisis in Iran and that economic problems have deepened contrary to the expectations of many western analysts. Iran
As poverty, unemployment, drug addiction and… are escalating in Iran under a religious theocracy, the Iranian society is facing issues that it has never faced before: over 15 million struggling with hunger, high number of homeless people sleeping in the streets (15,000 in Tehran alone), growing unemployment, skyrocketing drug addiction, escalating crimes, family breakups and social detachments.
While all these catastrophes are ongoing, senior officials in Tehran are acting as if the status quo is normal, and are actually boasting about their regime in the face of the entire world! Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at his speech last month in the United Nations General Assembly even went as far as announcing his regime’s readiness to support Syria, Iraq and other countries of the region.
The Iranian people, having seen nothing but repression, poverty, cruelty, hardship, killings and executions, can no longer tolerate such conditions. Therefore, scenes of protests in the face of this religious rule have recently become a more common scene in Iran. Although Tehran is attempting to find new methods to lid on this dissent, the issue has grown to such an extent that it just cannot be swept under the carpet any longer…
According to official economic daily newsletters including (Jahan San’at and Kar & Karegar) on October 8th the latest World Bank Report on Iran’s economy in 2015 states the regime is facing negative economic growth as well as its share of the global economy, investment and national reserves. Lessening revenue is also deteriorating unemployment conditions across the country. However, the regime is actually increasing its government spending.
Employment conditions will become even worse in Iran, according to Kar & Karegar daily and reports issued by the International Monetary Fund. The state-run Mehr news agency in Iran on October 4th reported every hour 300 people are losing their jobs in Iran.
The nationwide protests staged by Iranian teachers speak of this bitter truth that the popular unrest is erupting due to adverse and dire economic conditions. At a time when senior regime officials, inner circle groups and Revolutionary Guards commanders have taken control over all economic lifelines in Iran, the general public is truly suffering from hardship and poverty, and there is no sign of the end of the tunnel indicating this regime having any means to improve the status quo.