Djavad Salehi-Isfahani's perspective on Iran's efforts at stabilizing its economy
Flynt Leverett explains Iran's response to a U.S. offer of 'talks'
Over at the Tyranny of numbers blog, Professor of Economics at Virginia Tech University Professor Djavad Salehi-Isfahani explains the efforts Iran has made in dealing with the economic war being directed at it by the U.S. and its Western allies, the recent oil price collapse and subsidy reform.
Professor Salehi-Isfahani notes that inflation has been moderating, as the Iranians have found a way to keep the growth of money supply below the rate of inflation. Previously, he had demonstrated how, contrary to numerous MSM reports, Iran is not experiencing a condition of hyperinflation.
The entire perspective is well worth the read, HERE.
Also of interest, over at the Going to Tehran blog, Associate Professor Flynt Leverett points to the fact that contrary to numerous MSM accounts, Khamenei did not summarily reject talks with the United States, but instead "Iran’s insistence that the U.S. not 'point a gun' at it is a diplomatic opening not a rejection. The Leverett's previous analysis of such proved reliable when subsequently Khamenei, Ahmadinejad and Salehi gave public comments to this end. HERE is the full english translation of Khamenei's spech which was previously referred to in Uskowi on Iran.