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economy to be handed over to the military

By INU Staff

INU- A senior Iranian politician called on Sunday for the military to take over the country’s economic affairs because the management system of the government is “stuck in mud”; a comment that is believed to be an indirect attack on President Hassan Rouhani.
Major General Mohsen Rezaee, the secretary of the influential Expediency Discernment Council (EDC) and former chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), said that the Regime must put its economic affairs in the hands of the IRGC and its militant arm, the Basij.

Iran Regime Slammed by Its Own Members of Parliament

By Siavosh

Public-private, which consists of the beginning of the word private and the end of the public, has become a distinct word in the Persian language. To describe the formerly publicly owned companies in Iran that have been bought out privately, the media and opposition figures invented this word combination to better describe the situation.

Multiple Sources Issues Rapid-Fire Condemnation of Iran’s Human Rights Violations

By Edward Carney

Over the past week, there have been several instances of the Iranian government coming under new pressure or being subject to renewed condemnation over what is widely alleged to be an escalating crackdown on political dissent and advocacy for human rights.

Saudi Oil Production Increase

By Mahmoud Hakamian

On Wednesday, Market Watch reported that collective oil production by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries had risen by 40,000 barrels per day, to an average of 33.08 million in the month of November. Such developments help global oil markets to avoid the sharp price increases that some people expected to result from US withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Regime’s official: Iran had problems before US sanctions

By INU Staff

INU- Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani admitted on Monday that Iran is currently facing "chronic challenges" that existed long before US sanctions were reimposed, including a water crisis and a "big, costly government".

By INU Staff

INU- Iran’s inflation rate has risen by nearly 35% from last year, according to the Iranian Statistical Centre, which calculated the rate based on price indexes for consumer goods and services between October 23 and November 22.

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