MEK: Iranian Regime’s Role in Economic Crisis
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that the people of Iran are facing major economic obstacles. Not only is a large portion of the population living in poverty or absolute poverty, but even more people are struggling to make ends meet.
Prices and inflation that are skyrocketing
The people are finding it impossible to afford the most basic of goods because of prices and inflation that are skyrocketing.
The economic problems in the country are a direct result of economic mismanagement and even state-run media outlets are reporting this. One publication wrote a few days ago that poultry is currently being sold at extortionate prices and nothing is being done about it.
The new Persian year has just started, but 1400 is looking to be as dire as 1399 in terms of the economic hardships people are experiencing. The state-run Tejarat daily said that there is “no point of hope” for this year because the inflation “torments” everyone. It questioned how long people are going to put up with these economic hardships and questioned when the regime will ever make the situation better for the people. “How long should salaries be below the poverty line?” it wrote.
The regime of course does not take responsibility for its actions and instead points the finger elsewhere. It has blamed Iran’s enemies for economic warfare and says that the sanctions are causing economic problems. However, this is not the case at all.
Destructive policies have made the situation worse
For years, the regime has been failing to rectify the crises it has created. Destructive policies have made the situation worse such as the banknote printing that increases the rate of liquidity and causes a huge point-to-point inflation surge.
The state-run Arman publication wrote a few weeks ago that the government budget deficit is one of the most determining factors in the huge increase in inflation. The state-run Tasnim news agency said that the government’s decision to move in the direction it has means that the national currency is devalued and that prices are going to greatly increase for the people.
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said during his Nowruz speech that the year 1399 was a year of production for Iran. However, the only people that have benefited from this are the government-affiliated organizations and companies that have participated in this privatization that has killed many other businesses.
Society is on the brink of another uprising
He also said that the year 1400 is the year to remove all obstacles. The only obstacle however is the regime itself. The people of Iran are well aware of this and hopefully the year 1400 is the year that their biggest obstacle is removed. Iranians have been expressing their overwhelming desire for the regime to collapse for years now and society is on the brink of another uprising.
The people reject the regime’s claims that sanctions are to blame for the economic problems. Even regime officials reject this. The Secretary of the Parts Manufacturers Association Maziar Biglou said that sanctions have had “little damaging effect on the industry” and that instead, it was the regime’s “recklessness” that caused the most damage.