News : Economy
- Published: Sunday, 02 September 2018
By INU Staff
INU - Iran, Aug. 30, 2018 - On August 27, state-run news agency ISNA quoted Mahmoud Eslamian, deputy chief of the Chamber of Commerce in Isfahan saying that due to some unscientific decisions in the field of economy, we will soon witness a tsunami of manufacturing units going bankrupt and the causing unemployment.
The drying out of Zayanderud due to years of mismanagement
The deputy chief of the chamber of commerce in Isfahan continues: “The economic situation in the country is alarming and the private sector needs to take a stand against incorrect and unreasonable decisions more actively than before.”
He added: “Isfahan province, as the center of industry and the center of steel in the country, faces hard times in manufacturing and procuring raw materials and in addition is ordered to sell its products with a 42,000 rial currency on the stock exchange.”
About the unscientific decisions of the government, Esmalian said: “The dry out of Zahanderud is one of the results of such decisions. Unfortunately, the decision-making process is continuing on this path and soon we will witness a tsunami of manufacturing units going bankrupt and the following unemployment.”
Big manufacturing units hardly keep going Eslamian continued: “Big manufacturing units hardly keep going. When the government faces a dead-end it consults the private sector. This is not right to come to us only when the decision-making body faces a fundamental problem. Unfortunately, the decision makers are deaf, and they won’t listen to the private sector.”
He said: “Unfortunately, the decision-making process of the government unintentionally increases the impact of the sanctions. While Trump spends time on how to sanction Iran, our authorities obstruct the cycle of trade and manufacturing with overnight-decisions.”
Turmoil is the result of a lack of coordination between the economic team Pedram Soltani, deputy chief of the Chamber of Commerce of Iran also said: “The structure of planning in the country faces fundamental challenges and there are numerous unresolved issues on the table.
Under these circumstances, we need to move towards a fundamental reform of the structure. The problem of the private sector is that they can’t act beyond a certain limit and opinions and decisions don’t go beyond ideas and theories. Turmoil in the country’s economy is the result of a lack of coordination between the economic team and the president.”
Creating economic rents under the pretext of supporting consumers
Bahram Sobhani, Chief Executive Officer of Isfahan’s Mobarakeh Steel Company, also criticized recent economic policies of the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade and said: “The price difference of a kilogram of sheet from the factory gates to the stock exchange is 22,000 rials and this pricing is under the pretext of supporting consumers but for some it creates economic rents.”
September 1, 2018 - Three decades have passed from the horrible summer of 1988 when Iranian regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini ordered the massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners, most of whom being members and supporters of the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
Today, more voices are calling on the international community to take action against the perpetrators of this heinous crime against humanity.
“The mullahs have continued with impunity to violate human rights in Iran, crack down on public protests, launch terrorist operations, and wage catastrophic wars in the Middle East and other countries,” said Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi during a global conference held on August 25th in 20 cities around the world. “Now, the time has come to end this silence.”
Urging the United Nations Security Council to pave the path for the prosecution of Iranian regime leaders, Mrs. Rajavi followed her speech with these remarks.
“The clerical regime’s reaction to dissent, even inside prisons under their own control, is mass execution.
“Any legitimate protest or demonstration is repressed by detention and torture of participants.
“In the uprisings last December and January, what was the protesters’ demand and what did they do wrong to be tortured to death?
“The bodies of a number of them were handed over to their families, telling them that they had committed suicide while in detention.
“The regime commits the crime and yet blames the victims of torture and massacre as culprits and criminals.”
Rajavi is also emphasizing the regime’s spies should be expelled from western countries, especially considering the recent arrest of two such Iranian regime operatives in the United States. The mullahs’ embassies should be closed and relations terminated with a regime that uses diplomatic resources to promote “state-sponsored terrorism,” she added.
The PMOI/MEK is playing an increasingly important role in the organization of protests and resistance against the regime, Mrs. Rajavi continued.
“The time has come for the world community to stand by the people of Iran in their uprising against the religious fascist regime ruling Iran and recognize their determination for regime change.
“The resistance units in Iran follow the footsteps of those men and women who said no to the regime and were massacred in 1988.
“The clerical regime is beleaguered by the eight-month-long uprisings, by the growing role of the PMOI and resistance units in organizing and leading the revolts, and by the consequences of a plummeting and drowning economy.”
American Democrat Patrick Kennedy, also attending the event, added the following.
“This is not an Iranian issue this is a human rights issue… because if it can happen in Iran in a modern era it can happen anywhere in the world where people do not stand up for human rights and for those who suffer.”
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