After months of a break and expectation for the sixth round of Iran’s nuclear negotiation with world powers, finally last week the next round of the negotiation was resumed without any result as expected because the regime is facing a deadlock and cannot retreat from its nuclear ambitions.
What it cannot ignore and leave behind is the situation in the country especially the increasing inflation and the people’s demands which is reflected in their protests and will accelerate after this news.
The best index for this claim is the increasing currency rate.
“Today in the free market, the price of the dollar reached 30 thousand and one hundred tomans. (Tasnim, December 4, 2021)
This is just another wave that is hitting the high prices in the country. And shocks like this will take the last piece of bread from the people’s tables. The Executive Secretary of the Workers’ House said about this:
“The most important problems for workers are high prices and rampant inflation. With this level of wages, even the lowest living expenses are not provided. Today, workers are not even able to meet the basic needs of themselves and their families, while by law the minimum wage must be able to meet the basic needs of a working-class family. I hope the officials do not fall asleep.” (ILNA, December 4, 2021)
The situation is disastrous and so obvious that not only millions of jobless youths, garbage collecting children, and thousands of other human disasters are an index for economic misery, but all strata have become an index for economic misery.
Four months ago, the regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei decided to appoint Ebrahim Raisi as the regime’s new president. Immediately after this decision many of the regime’s economic experts showed their frustration and fear about this decision and expressed themselves publicly that someone like him will do with the country’s economy while having not the minimum expertise in running an administration.
Now after 100 days of the Raisi administration, nothing has been changed except more destruction to the country’s economy which is damaging a population of 80 million.
“In these 100 days, despite the promises, a special change that did not take place in the lives of the people, but the situation of high prices that the Rouhani government had prevented in the last days from being recorded in history, is worsened.” (State-run daily Rooz-e No, November 11, 2021)
The state-run daily Setareh-e Sobh wrote: “What can be seen from the first 100 days of the 13th government is that inflation has increased compared to before this government came to power, commodity prices are rising, housing and rent prices are still rising, promises given about improving living conditions and the economy has not been implemented yet and no plan has been presented to solve them.
“More importantly, the president promised to build one million homes a year, but in the first 100 days the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development did not announce a strategy to achieve such a big goal.”
Meanwhile, the state-run daily Farhikhtegan wrote: “It should be noted that the late formation of the government itself is the result of another event, which may be considered as the lack of a comprehensive idea of governance.
“Promises such as solving the stock market problem and lowering the exchange rate by some presidential candidates who are now presidents are also examples of such naive point of view that problem-solving can be defined in the absence of an idea of economic governance.” (State-run daily Farhikhtegan, December 3, 2021)
Now after years of corruption, looting, auctioning the country’s natural resources, and destruction of the economy the regime is trying to solve the problems with irresponsible economic plans which is facing protests even by its media:
“The behavior of all governments at the time, without exception, unaware of the consequences of these ill-considered behaviors in the budgeting process, was contrary to the actual economic power of the country and its executive capacities, and created destruction, corruption and aggravated the class differences. (State-run daily Jahan-e Sanat, December 4, 2021)