MEK Iran: Majlis Speaker Admits Iran is in Bankrupt
In a meeting with members of the Majlis Research Center, Majlis (parliament) speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf admitted that Iran’s economy is bankrupt and that the government is doing nothing about it. The comments are significant because they come from a senior official who has held many crucial positions over the last decade, and they contradict the regime’s claims that Iran’s economy is growing.
Ghalibaf made some key concessions in his statements
“If our economy is bankrupt, it is because of nationalization, not because of sanctions,” the state-run ISNA news agency wrote in response to Ghalibaf’s claims.
While Ghalibaf attempted to defend many of the regime’s damaging practices by blaming factors outside his control, he did make some key confessions in his statements.
Analyzing the causes of Iran’s economic collapse, Ghalibaf stated that the mullahs’ government still doesn’t know “what is the main problem of the society” and can’t agree on the country’s “priorities” after four decades in power.
Ghalibaf, Oil revenue will not meet our needs
Ghalibaf also recognized that, in the current state of affairs, sanctions easing and oil sales will not be enough to solve the country’s difficulties.
“Oil revenue will not meet our needs, and it is clear that a budget based on oil sales is not the best path for us,” he stated.
Other regime officials, on the other hand, have been ready to blame every economic difficulty on foreign sanctions.
Ghalibaf further confessed that the government does not have a long-term strategy. “Unfortunately, we are living by the day,” he explained, “and I’m saying this based on studies I’ve conducted.”
Ghalibaf, In any of these budgets, we haven’t been successful
This is an implicit admission that the government has no economic strategy and that its primary strategy, as it has demonstrated over four decades, is to do whatever it takes to keep the mullahs in power. In his remarks, Ghalibaf also conceded that none of the previous budget ideas had worked out. He made these comments a week after regime president Ebrahim Raisi presented the Majlis with the budget bill for the Persian year 1401 (beginning in March 2022).
“In any of these budgets, we haven’t been successful,” Ghalibaf remarked. “In today’s world, one of our concerns is unimplementable legislation. We should not pass rules that cannot be enforced, because if we do, we will be the first to break the law.”
Ghalibaf stated that the government administration is at its worst, citing the Iranian automobile industry as an example, which has only raised debts.
“According to remarks by the Minister of Industry, Mines, and Trade, the debt of the car manufacturing industry has reached 850 trillion rials, and according to other estimates, the real figure is 1,850 trillion rials. It is natural that when managers don’t pay out of their own pockets and only manage, they will cause debts for the public coffers,” Ghalibaf explained.
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