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Government is to be blamed for poor economy, not sanctions

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Mehrdad Lahuti, a member of the Majlis Development Committee, said that “The government is well aware of its weak economic performance, though it tries to ascribe that weakness to sanctions.” Lahuti criticized the government’s “incorrect” implementation of the targeted subsidies plan, saying that “When the price of foreign currencies went up, we expected more emphasis on exports but instead, there was so much emphasis on imports that domestic manufacturers were brought to their knees… The government was responsible for the rise in the price of vehicles and air travel, and lack of medicine in the market. Kamaleddin Pirmoazzen, a member of the Majlis Industries and Mines Committee, also blasted the government’s economic policies. “Not only did the government’s performance not help industries and manufacturing, it actually added to the already great number of unemployed people in the country.”

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  • Published: 45 days ago on Thursday, 28 March 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: March 28, 2013 @ 10:53 am
  • Filed Under: Economy
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    • http://www.ilna.ir/news/news.cfm?id=58247; http://www.kaleme.com/1392/01/05/klm-138020/; http://www.ilna.ir/news/news.cfm?id=58243

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