Ayatollah Ahmad Janati, chairman of the powerful Guardian Council, and today's Tehran Friday Prayer Imam said in his sermons today that the rapid rise in prices is “a transient and periodic issue.” He said the rising prices were a wartime development like in the period of Iran-Iraq war. Janati asked the public to buy less.
“If we save, a major part of the problem will be resolved. Why idly spend on a variety of fruit, sweets and syrups for parties? Who says it has to be this way?" Janati said.
"Some have unfortunately begun stockpiling food, causing shortages. This is nothing short of a sin. When sugar prices go up, you should become more frugal in the use of it," he added. (Mehr/ISNA)
Photo Credit: Ayatollah Ahmad Janati delivering sermons at Friday Prayer in Tehran. 4 August 2012. Ra’ouf Mohseni/Mehr News Agency