(Video) Raisi’s Absurd Claims About Iran’s Economy
The price spike seen in Iran over the past 12 months paints a completely different picture. People cannot even meet their most basic needs.
PARIS, FRANCE, September 1, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) reported that a year after his appointment as regime president in Iran, Ebrahim Raisi held a press conference on Monday, August 29, which was riddled with a series of lies and absurd claims.
The regime’s soaring budget deficit was estimated at three quadrillion rials when Raisi took office in August 2020. It has now more than doubled to seven quadrillion rials (about $23.6 billion according to the exchange rate current).
“We solved the budget deficit without resorting to printing new currencies,” Raisi said. It should be noted, however, that Abdolnaser Hemmati, former chairman of the regime’s Central Bank, in an interview on May 8, dubbed the Raisi government the “Sultan of printing!” »
State media has repeatedly reported on the Raisi administration’s unprecedented currency printing practices. On July 17, the public daily E’temad Online published an article titled “Unprecedented Record Money Printing and Rise in Public Debt” and specifically stated that “in the first nine months of Raisi’s tenure, the budget deficit increased by 2.3 trillion rials.”
The regime’s “Daily Economic News” website also wrote that “1.3 trillion rials in a new currency have been distributed and the volume of currency in circulation has increased by 18% in the first nine months of his tenure. Raisi,” describing it as “unprecedented.”
The end result of this “unprecedented” money printing by Raisi is the rampant escalation of inflation and soaring commodity prices. However, Raisi claims that “inflation has come down thanks to our administration’s measures and has reached around 35%!”
However, the price spike seen in Iran over the past 12 months paints a completely different picture. People cannot even meet their most basic needs.
Even the regime’s highly controlled state media acknowledges that “the country’s inflation rate has reached 52.2%, which means that compared to August 2021, Iranian families have to spend 52.2% more on their basic goods and services,” according to the official gazette. IMNA news agency on August 27.
The semi-official ISNA news agency reported that inflation hit 54% in July, and Khabar Online reported on July 17: “Inflation in June exceeded 52% and hit an all-time high in the world. country’s economy.
One of Raisi’s most absurd lies during his press conference concerned the current serious water shortage crisis in Iran. While residents of hundreds of cities and towns across the country have been without running for weeks, Raisi has literally claimed the exact opposite.
“Today we hear about the water supply in Ahvaz, and solving the dilemma of water scarcity in Yazd, Isfahan, Hamadan and other areas is on the agenda of this administration. “, did he declare.
Iran’s water crisis has placed the country in such dire circumstances that a mere look at footage posted by activists on social media easily proves Raisi is lying. Even regime officials and state media acknowledge this unfolding catastrophe.
“Water shortage in Khuzestan province has become a challenge and a crisis,” said Ghasem Saedi, a member of the regime’s Majlis (parliament).
Governor of Kerman said his province “is facing a major challenge in the severe shortage of drinking and irrigation water. Deputy head of water and wastewater department of Razavi Khorasan province said that 32 towns and 900 villages in this province are facing severe water shortages.
The state-run Emtedad website reports that “conditions in Hamedan are beyond crisis” and “all of Hamedan has been without water for a continuous period”.
Therefore, the previous question is why did Raisi resort to such obvious lies?
The reason is none other than the utter failure of the Iranian regime’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, who specifically appointed Raisi as the mullahs’ president.
Khamenei sought to have Raisi deliver “populist” promises during his first days and weeks in office to somewhat calm Iran’s already restless society.
However, the country’s critical circumstances and the regime’s complete incompetence to meet the basic needs of the people made Khamenei’s Raisi initiative a total failure.
There is also the undeniable reality that more and more people from all walks of life in Iran are chanting “Death to Raisi!” in their daily protests.
It goes without saying that the outlandish lies of Ebrahim Raisi will only add fuel to the fire of the Iranian nation as they continue to bear the brunt of crushing inflation, soaring prices and now severe water shortages, poverty, dependency and unprecedented daily executions.
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The Iranian province of Hamedan has some of the largest natural water resources in the country. Yet its inhabitants face severe water shortages.