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By INU Staff

INU - Thursday marked the second annual Euromoney Conference in Paris, which was attended by an Iranian delegation headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi. Earlier in the week, Iranian state media touted Araqchi’s planned trip and said that the conference would showcase the “vast economic opportunities” available to European investors in the Islamic Republic. In other words, the event promised to help Tehran push back against pressure from the White House and other critics of the Iranian regime who are trying to forestall European investments and make them conditional upon new agreements over Iran’s behavior in such areas as human rights, regional interference, and missile activities.

By INU Staff

INU - In the debates that preceded Iran’s May 19 presidential “election” last year, all six candidates agreed on that the country’s economy was collapsing.

 by Jazeh Miller

The Supreme Leader of Iranian regime Ali Khamenei, in the aftermath of the recent protests and anti-government demonstrations, is appearing to support the Iranian President’s calls for reducing the IRGC and military’s involvement in the economy.

By INU Staff

INU - Since the Iranian regime presented the budget to parliament in December, there has been an outcry on social media and in the streets against the additional money earmarked for military and religious purposes. In fact, it is believed that the government cutting subsidies for fuel and schools, while directing billions of dollars to the Revolutionary Guard, and religious foundations, sparked the thousands who protested in Iran recently.

By INU Staff

INU - While US President Trump made it clear that the U.S. stands with Iranian protesters, he could further aid their cause by making public the full extent of the national wealth that has been transferred from them to their government, such as the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, who are believed to control up to 40% of Iran's economy. The Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act, passed by the House of Representatives in December, would do just that.

By INU Staff

INU - Following a statement by Tehran MP Mahmoud Sadeghi, saying that parliamentarians won as a result of the Guardian Council and “not the votes of the people,” arguments arose in the Iranian parliament.

All candidates for the presidential election must be approved by the Guardian Council, who can disqualify candidates. “By disqualifying merited candidates, the Guardian Council has not allowed figures brave enough to fight corruption to have a seat in the parliament,” he said, adding, that the parliament was “the essence of the Guardian Council’s virtues” and not that of the nation.

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