Nearly eight months have passed since the inauguration of Ebrahim Raisi’s government; A government that came to power with the support of the regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei and many other key elements.
In their propaganda, Raisi and the regime’s so-called principlist faction claimed that the country had been led by individuals who did not consider the people’s demands and basic needs, all the while forgetting that there is no difference between them and the so-called reformist faction, which they have accused to be the main culprits for the country’s disastrous situation. All of them, from the beginning of this regime’s foundations, have supported its corruption and human rights violations, along with many other issues that have created the basis for a collapsed and dying country.
Therefore, in the hope of preventing more protests and avoiding the regime’s demise, Raisi and his cabinet, which is the weakest in the regime’s history according to the regime’s experts, have based their hollow and worthless slogans on paying more attention to the people.
Ignoring the basic rights of the people and human rights values, which is the main cause of the people’s confrontation against the regime, the most important promises made by Raisi have been in the field of the economy. He made his most important promise last month, saying that absolute poverty must be eradicated in Iran by the end of the Iranian year 1400 (March 20, 2022).
This slogan triggered many reactions. Critics say how can poverty be expected to be eradicated when no actions are being taken to that end? Raisi and his cabinet were mocked even by the regime’s officials.
Another important promise was to decrease the rate of inflation to single digits. To better understand the story and whether this promise has been fulfilled or at least the situation has improved, it would suffice to refer to the statistics of the regime’s Central Bank, which show the disastrous reality. At present, Iran’s inflation rate ranks as one of the highest in the world.
In the Ministry of Economy, the most important promises were about the stock market, the dollar exchange rate, and reorganization. Seyed Ehsan Khandouzi, the regime’s Finance and Economic Affairs Minister said that the regime would solve the housing problem with various financing mechanisms and foreign investment. He also promised to end the exodus of capital from the central bank and, more importantly, said that government decisions will prevent further price hikes.
None of these promises have been fulfilled. The stock market situation is still unclear and there is no stability. Prices continue to escalate, and inflation is spiraling out of control.
At the regime’s Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor, and Social Welfare, Hojjat Abdul Maliki, mocked as ‘the man of a million jobs’, became a minister with dozens of colorful promises.
His critics have claimed that he only talks well. In reality, he thinks, like other ineffective regime ministers, he can trigger extraordinary changes. He recently suddenly changed his position and stated that he is not responsible for creating employment.
The regime’s Minister of Labor made huge promises with the slogans of economic revolution and economic jihad, claiming that in 2021, 12 million jobs were to be created by reforming the use of agricultural lands. Matching social security pensions was also one of the most important programs of the regime’s ministry. However, for the first time over the past 60 years according to the regime’s officials, pensions were not paid for the New Year (Nowruz).
The regime’s Ministry of Roads and Housing also has far-fetched and unattainable goals. Rostam Ghasemi had made a strange promise saying that the regime will provide land for 4 million houses to celebrate home ownership for everyone. So far, not a single housing unit has been built, however.
The regime’s Vice President, Mohsen Rezaei, promised to double the subsidies, but nothing has happened in that respect either. He even promised 450,000 tomans for people during the elections, but it was clear that such promises have no roots in reality and are empty slogans.
The regime’s Minister of Health has been similarly dishonest. He made strange promises and, among other things, vowed that the country will celebrate the end of the coronavirus pandemic in September 2021.
The statistics of the patients still suffering in March show just how unrealistic that promise was. The promise of an end to vaccinations by January 2022 was another one made by the regime that has proven futile.
Mohammad Mokhber, the regime’s first vice president, was known as a man of empty promises even before joining Raisi’s cabinet of liars. According to him, by the end of August 2021, fifty million doses of vaccine were to be delivered to the regime’s Ministry of Health, but when they were supposed to produce the vaccine, they discovered that they did not have the infrastructure and production line in order to be able to carry this out.
By the time other countries across the world had given their second and third doses to their populations, the regime had just started production. The promises of the Chief Executive Officer and the First Deputy later turned into a public joke.