During a rare closed-door session of Majlis on Wednesday, top Iranian officials briefed lawmakers on the effects of sanctions on the country’s economy. The ministers of oil, economy, commerce and the director of the central bank addressed the session. The Iranian constitution allows closed-door sessions in urgent conditions affecting the country’s security. IRNA quoted Speaker Ali Larijani as saying the briefing was “to assess the economy and production situation.”
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had said earlier this week that Western sanctions are not having much effect.