“If the economic conditions do not change, there is enough excuse for widespread protests,” warns regime expert
On September 8, 1978, the Shah of Iran authorized the execution of at least 100 Iranians in an incident known as Black Friday. When the Shah was deposed a year later, the Iranian regime’s founder, Ruhollah Khomeini, expressed his views on Iran’s economy and future.”Those who consider the economy to be the foundation of everything also consider humans to be animals,” he claimed. “The animal gives up everything for the sake of its economy. The economy is the foundation of everything for a donkey.”
A glance at the prices of dollars, gold coins, and skyrocketing prices of food reveals that the majority of Iranians are now forced to live in extreme poverty. According to the latest price change statistics published by the regime’s Ministry of Industry, Mine, and Trade, the prices of around 29 goods, including oil and rice, have increased by more than 100 percent.
These economic issues should be added to the country’s exorbitant rental prices, as well as the prices of fruits, clothes, and school supplies. The regime has achieved nothing and done nothing for the people other than cause widespread destruction over the last four decades.
Mohammad Ali Vakili, the editorial writer of the Ebtekar daily, warned the regime’s head about the consequences of the critical economic conditions and said, “If the economic conditions do not change, there is enough excuse for widespread protests. As a result, the protesting society should not be brought to the brink of collapse.”
Ebrahim Raisi, the regime’s president, repeated one of his hollow promises to the Iranian people in one of the country’s poorest regions.
While admitting to Ibn that “the public sector has not had a successful experience in the economic sector in the last 43 years,” he stated that “land is available, and construction materials are being prepared” in reference to the promise of building one million housing units. “In this province, in areas where land can be transferred, land in the form of villas should be offered to applicants.”
Pedram Soltani, an economist and former vice president of the regime’s Chamber of Commerce, responded by mocking Raisi, saying, “Land and materials?! Take a look at the president’s level of analysis! He is unaware that the main issue is a lack of financial resources, and that financing such a level of construction is not compatible with the government’s finances, nor with the capacity of the banking system and the capital market.”
The reason for such a disastrous situation is straightforward and does not require much explanation. “They have formed a kleptocratic economy that distributes bank credits to friends and comrades,” explained Hossein Raghfar, one of the regime’s experts. “They increased the currency and coin rates to compensate for the looted resources from the banks.”