Iran General NewsIran's president-elect criticizes outgoing leader

Iran’s president-elect criticizes outgoing leader

-

AP: Iran’s president-elect on Monday leveled his first criticism of the outgoing administration since June’s election, saying it has mismanaged the country’s economy.
The Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president-elect on Monday leveled his first criticism of the outgoing administration since June’s election, saying it has mismanaged the country’s economy.

Several newspapers quoted Hasan Rouhani as saying his team of experts see the government’s economic assessments as sugar-coated, and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as having left much work to be done.

“We asked current officials about the situation of the country but their reports and those of our teams were very far from each other,” he said in remarks published by the pro-reform Shargh daily.

Despite Ahmadinejad’s claims of creating hundreds of thousands of jobs, he added, only an average 14,000 were created annually over the 2006 to 2012 period.

Inflation, he said, actually stands at 42 percent and not the officially reported 32 percent. On Sunday, the central bank put the rate at nearly 36 percent.

In a meeting with members of parliament late Sunday, Rouhani urged for close cooperation between his office and parliament in order to overcome the country’s serious difficulties.

“Today, the country has a difficult and complicated situation partly because of domestic policies and partly because of unfair foreign pressures,” he said in the published remarks.

Iran has been hit with several series of international sanctions over its disputed nuclear program, which the West suspects has a military dimension. Iran denies the charge.

Rouhani, who assumes office on Aug. 3, regularly criticized Ahmadinejad during his presidential campaign. He won nearly 51 percent of the votes in last month’s election.

Latest news

After Coronavirus, Iran’s Regime Kills People Through Starvation

Multiple protests have recently erupted in various cities across Iran, following the 100 to 400 percent increase in the...

Requirements for a Simple Life in Iran; the Unattainable Dream

It is no exaggeration to say that Iran's economy is in a major freefall. All economic indicators are suggesting...

Sale of Iran’s Historical Items; Is There Anything Left To Sell?

Some of the members of the Iranian regime’s parliament have submitted a plan on the 'optimal use of antiquities...

Iran: Bread Protests Are on Way, Stronger Than Gas Protests

Observers in Iran believe that nationwide protests and uprisings are underway following the Iranian regime’s decision to increase the...

Iran: Tax Pressure on the People and Exemption for the ‘Super Rich’

In a critical situation where most of the Iranian regime’s officials and media outlets are warning its leaders to...

Iran’s Regime and Its Expertise in Reversing the Truth

In order to get an insight into the Iranian regime’s real behavior and culture, you first need to analyze...

Must read

Talks start amid row over Iran atom goals

Reuters: Iran began a crucial round of talks with...

Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says his latest book banned in Iran

AFP: International best-selling Brazilian author Paulo Coelho said Thursday...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you