Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said today in Tehran that the sanctions have caused pressure on the country’s budget.
“Right now in terms of the budget we are under pressure,” Ahmadinejad said in a speech on Tuesday. “In many places the budget has become zero or has been cut by 25 percent,” he added. (ISNA, 9 October)
The Iranian president did not offer any details on programs whose budget has been so drastically cut or eliminated altogether.