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Top Iran official acknowledges 70% unemployment rate

By INU Staff
INU - Morteza Mir-Bagheri, the Iranian regime’s Deputy Interior Minister, has admitted that Iran is faced with economic ruin. State-run ISNA news reported the remarks on April 12. Mir-Bagheri stated that there was 70% unemployment in 1200 towns and 40-60% in 420 counties across Iran. Slum populations have increase by 100%, he said. With 15 million people now deprived of basic services, 10 million living in slums and five million in ghettoes, Mir-Bagheri drew attention to the rising divorce rate.

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