By Pooya Stone
In an interview with the Iranian state-run Jahan Sanat daily on Thursday, May 7, the head of Iran’s Sociological Association announced the inefficiency of the government in the fight against the coronavirus.
The Kayhan newspaper, affiliated to Iran’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei, published an article titled “The faction of bad dealing,” attacking the contra faction to the supreme leader and revealing their bad actions.
Iran’s crude oil production dropped to just 2.18 million barrels a day (BPD) in March, according to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in its latest monthly report, released on Friday.
Little more than a month ago, the Iranian government passed the heaviest political crisis its rulers have experienced in the past 40 years. Officials still warn each other about upcoming proteststhat will be much deeper and stronger due to the roots of people’s complaints not being resolved.
The Iranian regime, weakened by international sanctions, is incessantly trying to circumvent these sanctions.
By Jubin Katiraie
Claiming that his government has the coronavirus pandemic under control, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has promised two more steps after the Iranian regime opened offices on 4 April and announced that businesses would start operating in Iran’s cities on 11 April and in Tehran on 18 April:
In November, “an absolute world war against the system” was run, according to Commander of the Basij Paramilitary Group, a subsidiary of the Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) Salar Abnoush, who had a direct role in the crackdown on nationwide protests.
The collapse of the Iranian economy will bring riots worse than those seen in December 2017 and November 2019, according to Iranian MP Ahmad Naderi from the faction of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
Less than a month has passed since the announcement of the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, and its effects have been far-reaching inside the country’s borders, and Iran has been named as one of the main focal points of the coronavirus outbreak.
Several days ago, Iranian metalworkers explained a part of their disastrous conditions through a letter to President Hassan Rouhani. They mentioned that their livelihood has been worsened after the coronavirus outbreak in the country despite promises by officials.
In Iran, given the systematic corruption and mismanagement, workers flagrantly suffer from lack of basic rights in comparison to laborers in other countries. Meanwhile, many of them do not receive their low wages and suffer from livelihood pressures.
Shab-e Yalda [Yalda night in Persian] is an Iranian festival annually celebrated on the "longest night of the year" by the people of all ranges. Yalda, which calendrically corresponds to the night of December 20-21, counts as the longest and darkest night in the Persian calendar.
Despite the current risk of the coronavirus and the ongoing risk of violent suppression by the government, Iranians from various occupations have held protest rallies in several cities across Iran to protest their dire living conditions.
By Jubin Katiraie
Very rarely in today’s world can one find the world's dominant currency, the US dollar, being offered at three different exchange rates in a country. But the Iranian regime is one of these rare examples. This would result in systematic corruption and rent in the governing system.
Free trade, particularly street-selling, is one of the phenomena of structural weakness in the Iranian economy and is essentially part of the institutionalized unemployment in the country. Most of the country's street-sellers are former unemployed workers.
While Iran’s people and the country are suffering from the coronavirus and the people’s economic and livelihood problems have multiplied, a rise in prices in Iran’s cities, which is the doing of the regime, has bent the backs of the hardworking and low-income society.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani confirmed that the country’s oil exports dropped to 70,000 barrels per day in April, during a Coronavirus Task Force meeting on Saturday, saying that the government will have problems if it relies solely on oil revenues.
At least six protests over economic woes were held by Iranians across the capital and the northwestern and south-western provinces on Tuesday.
According to a 2017 World Bank development report, “systematic corruption” means the private use of public resources. In 2019, the organization Transparency International ranked Iran 130 among the world’s 180 countries for such corruption.
According to information provided by the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Iranian businessmen exported about $1.6 billion in the first month of this year, down 36 percent from the same period last year.
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