Tuesday , 17 May 2022


Shrinking pie causes intense struggle over wages in Iran

Al-Monitor – Ayatollah Ali Movahedi Kermani ascended the pulpit to lead the weekly Friday prayer session at the University of Tehran on Dec. 7. He chose to spend significant time reviewing and commenting on the ongoing negotiations over the fiscal budget of the next Iranian year (beginning March 21, 2019).

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Can Iran’s Government Tackle Worsening Poverty?

Radiofarda – One of the objectives of Iran’s annual budget for the next year is to decrease poverty, according to Iranian officials. This comes after news of the latest report by the parliament’s research center, which says 11 percent more people have fallen below the poverty line in the Tehran region as the national currency rial has lost value dramatically over the …

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As Sanctions Bite, Khamenei Weighs In On New Budget

Radiofarda – President Hassan Rouhani’s budget for the next Iranian year (beginning March 21) will not be delivered to Iran’s parliament until amended on the basis of the Supreme Leader’s demands, reporters were told by a parliamentary leader, December 12.

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What Iranians seek under sanction and suppression

Al-Arabia – In the middle of December last year, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) warned of the expectation of mass protests and responded by dispatching special patrols of Basij forces in order to create an atmosphere of fear and intimidation across the country to prevent any expression of popular dissent.

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Iran, Russia-led bloc move toward free trade

Al-Monitor – Earlier this month, an interim agreement on free trade between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) was approved at the regional body’s summit in the Russian city of St. Petersburg. After relevant legal procedures in Iran are fully carried out, the deal is expected to take effect as of early 2019. 

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Iraq tops Iran’s foreign tourists list

PayvandNews – Some 2 million Iraqi nationals visited Iran during the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21), turning the country into Iran’s largest source of tourists, ISNA reported.

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