State media: Iran’s economic crises and its enemies
A day after the mock presidential election in Iran on June 18, state media acknowledged the worsening economic crisis in Iran.
“In the current situation, most sections of society live in poor economic conditions,” the official Setar-e Sobh wrote on Saturday, June 19, 2021.
“The available evidence, objective observations and statistics show that the living conditions of people in society have deteriorated over time. According to statistics, around 30% of the country’s population, or around 25 million Iranians, now live below the poverty line, ”adds Setar-e Sobh’s article.
Iran’s economic crisis is due to the regime’s 40 years of corruption and plundering of national wealth.
The newly selected diet President, Ebrahim Raisi, is neither willing nor able to handle Iran’s economic crises. Raisi is part of the same establishment that ruined the economy. The Iranian economic crisis has reached its climax in the past eight years.
“Abusive selling of debt securities, offsetting the budget deficit from pledged assets, hasty transfer of the country’s infrastructure industries to known and unknown people, and most importantly, reduced public participation and [officials’] the plunder of national wealth destroyed public confidence. It has also caused the greatest damage to the system, and its effects last for years, ”the public daily Resalat wrote on Saturday.
In other words, the regime is at the root of Iran’s economic crises. Its officials would therefore not be able to resolve these crises.
In an article published on Saturday, titled “Iran’s Economy and Its Enemies,” state-owned daily Aftab-e Yazd acknowledged how the regime’s institutionalized corruption has destroyed the Iranian economy.
“In Iran, a model of political economy has always been supported and developed in which some politicians have enjoyed many advantages. This procedure has given these officials enormous power, and they are abusing their responsibilities, ”the article read.
“These officials, to maintain their power and political advantage, must blame the deplorable situation and the underdevelopment of the population on internal and external enemies. They accuse their enemies of their inefficiency, their totalitarianism and their monopoly in all areas, especially in the area of bread, housing and employment, ”adds Aftab-e Yazd’s article.
It should be noted that the Iranian economy is dominated by the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and officials of both factions of the regime profit from the plunder of Iran’s national wealth. Thus, the regime and its apologists are trying to blame international sanctions for all of Iran’s economic crises.
“No one dares to facilitate the cycle of the market and the prosperity of capital. Because the financial and economic mafias do not allow anyone to use economics to use Iran’s incredible and powerful potential, ”writes Aftab-e Yazd in this regard.
Besides its corruption, the regime wasted Iran’s national wealth through terrorism. But, the mullahs and their apologists blamed the sanctions.
“Individuals and groups have always tried to simplify and summarize the complexities of the financial mafia and focus only on specific issues and expose them to the public. However, the story of what is happening to the economy and to people’s lives has not been so simple, ”the Aftab-Yazd article read in this regard.
“The seizure and control of resources always requires inflammation and tensions in domestic and foreign policy, and undoubtedly reflects the unfavorable economic situation and the instability and calm in international relations, and social policies, cultural and political arose from this strategy, ”Aftab-e Yazd adds.
In other words, the regime’s malicious policies, such as the export of terrorism, the building of nuclear weapons and corruption, are destroying the Iranian economy. Since terrorism and corruption are institutionalized in the regime, as Aftab-e Yazd acknowledged, it is impossible to seek economic reform of the regime, as any reform leads to the fracture of the entire ruling theocracy.