What is the situation of livelihood in Iran?
Why are the migrant caravans from Iran’s center cities and margins to Tehran and other metropolises not ending?
Is the livelihood crisis in Iran, which is accelerating on a weekly basis, really an economic issue that can be solved by providing expert and investment solutions, or are there threads that are tied to the political crisis?
The center of all the above questions is directed to the government, which is caught up in interests that it sees as more necessary and urgent than hearing the voices of the people and answering these questions. In more detail, this means that in the Islamic Republic, the definition and function of the state has departed from its legal, civil, and political status.
Therefore, it is very clear that the solution to the domination of poverty and livelihood crisis in an Iran occupied by the mullahs is not large investments from abroad, not providing expert opinions, not signing open letters, not voting and elections, not lifting sanctions, not the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA), and not having expectations from Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani and the other regime’s rulers.
Therefore, the acute political crisis between the Iranian people and the supreme religious rule (Velayat-e-Faqih) must be the final task. With each passing year of this regime, the poverty crisis becomes fatter, more swollen, more tense, and more damaging to Iranian families’ living basket and the families’ economy.
The state-run website Tejarat News on May 29, 2021, depicted this situation by this title: “Are Iranians getting poorer than this? It seems that our tomorrow will be sadder than our today.”
Comparing the situation of citizens of different countries from an economic point of view is one of the easiest ways to compare the way of governing in these countries. This is the last situation of Iranian citizens in June 2021:
“After red meat, dairy products, fruits, oils, sugar, and rice, which were considered as the only alternative to expensive meat products for a large part of the population, chicken also disappears from the table. The price of chicken has reached an amazing 50,000 to 60,000 tomans.” (Iran Press website, May 29, 2021)
People’s poverty and starvation is ensuring the regime’s lifespan and is tight with regime’s interference in the Middle East and its support of terrorism and proxy groups.
“All basic necessities are collected from the place of production and sent for export to Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Venezuela. They steal people’s basic goods and sell them to other countries for dollars.” (State-run website, Iran Press, May 29, 2021)
And let us read the bitter conclusion of the regime’s policy from its own outlet.
“According to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, we should see the citizens of poorer countries overtake in the next five years in terms of wealth. In other words, we [Iran] will become poorer than them. According to the World Bank, in 2026, the citizens of Georgia, the Republic of Azerbaijan, Vietnam and Egypt will be richer than the citizens of Iran. It seems that our tomorrow will be sadder than our today.” (State-run website Tejarat News, May 29, 2021)