Iranian economy: The government’s continual lies and the unrest that it causes

The Iranian regime is behind all of the economic troubles
The Iranian regime is behind all of the economic troubles, yet it cannot admit to it.
The Iranian regime is behind all of the economic troubles

The economy in Iran is a shambles. Years and years of widespread corruption and destructive policies have resulted in the people of Iran becoming used to increasing poverty conditions, high inflation, and excessive prices.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK Iran / PMOI) the main Iranian opposition to the mullahs’ regime has been instrumental in drawing the world’s attention to the regime’s crimes and corruption.  

The Iranian regime is behind all of the economic troubles, yet it cannot admit to it. Lies and deceit are the trademarks of the Iranian regime but its tactics do not work on the people. The regime cannot hide behind lies because the people are the ones that live with the consequences.

The President of the regime’s Central bank, Abdolnaser Hemati, recently spoke about the economic situation in the country, explaining that if the regime buys some of the National Development Fund’s currency resources to compensate for the Central Bank’s budget deficit due to international sanctions, it is doing nothing but covering the deficit from the monetary base. In other words, it is simply borrowing from the Central Bank.

As in every time of crisis, the Iranian regime does not take action to resolve the issue or to bring relief to the people. Instead, it tries to deceive the people of Iran. One example of this is when the country’s Statistics Center announced that the inflation rate was 26 percent. What is the point in announcing this false statistic when the people can see that they have no food on the table and that they cannot afford the most basic of essentials?

President Rouhani has also previously said that the government’s priority is to provide essential items for the people and to control the prices of goods. Yet this is far from being the case. Not only do people not have the most basic of essentials, but reports from the country indicate that people are being forced to live in dug-out graves or rooftops. Poverty is increasing and the absolute poverty category is expanding all the time.

Regarding the inflation rate, Professor Steve Hanke at the US John Hopkins University said that the rate is 98 percent – showing just how much the regime is trying to deceive the people. 

The Iranian regime has tried to blame the economic troubles on international sanctions. However, international sanctions are in place specifically to cut the regime off from the funds it spends on terrorist and belligerent activity.

We can see from the institutions owned and controlled by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei that there are huge sources of income, but it is very clear that these are being used to fill the pockets of the country’s leaders.

During the Coronavirus pandemic that is still claiming lots of Iranian lives every day, the regime has failed to protect the people and has made them incredibly vulnerable. The wealth of the Supreme Leader is enormous and even a tiny fraction of this could have contributed to lessening the impact of the pandemic.

As the economic situation continues to decline, the unrest in the country increases.

The mullahs’ regime tried to show that it considers the (MEK Iran / PMOI) as a nuisance, not a threat to its existence. But, in recent years it has had no choice to acknowledge the MEK and the MEK resistance units and the supporters of MEKs spread across the country. It is certain that the MEK is the regime’s biggest domestic enemy. Many supporters of the MEK have been arrested and imprisoned.

The regime knows that the people are determined for regime change and it knows that the MEK has a huge amount of members and supporters across Iran, working with the people to bring change to the country.