Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sobering Economic Data Released by New Government in Tehran

After years of presentation of rosy economic numbers by Ahmadinejad and his ministers, the new Rouhani administration is releasing numbers that point to a much worse economic conditions in the country. Today, the new Interior Minister Abdulreza Rahmani Fazli, who is in charge of the municipalities, told reporters that 70 percent of the country’s municipalities are “bankrupt.”

“Because revenues could not cover the costs, 70% of the country’s municipalities are bankrupt,” said Rahmani Fazli. “In consideration of the weakening of the economic condition, increase in prices, poor management at large and low productivity, the municipalities have encountered financial problems.” (ISNA/Al-Monitor, 3 September)

In a related news, the semi-official news agency Mehr reported today that according to the latest poll, 43 percent of Tehran residents have someone in their family who is unemployed. Ahmadinejad had insisted that the unemployment rate was below 10 percent.

“The country will soon face 8 million people who are looking for work,” said the new economic minister. (Mehr/Al-Monitor, 3 September)

Photo credit: ISNA Website announcing that 70% of Iran's municipalities are bankrupt. (ISNA/Al-Monitor, 3 September) 


Anonymous said...
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Mark Pyruz said...

70% bankrupt? Wow, that's close to our figures here in California, where we've a number of highly visible bankruptcies and many more municipalities in the red.

Anonymous said...

didn't take you long to reach for your ever-present bowlful of specious crap.


----- List of Bankruptcy Filings Since January 2010

All Municipal Bankruptcy Filings: 37

General-Purpose Local Government Bankruptcy Filings (8):
-- City of Detroit
-- City of San Bernardino, Calif.
-- Town of Mammoth Lakes, Calf. (Dismissed)
-- City of Stockton, Calif.
-- Jefferson County, Ala.
-- City of Harrisburg, Pa. (Dismissed)
-- City of Central Falls, R.I.
-- Boise County, Idaho (Dismissed)


I count 3 California municipalities on that list and as California has 482 of them........ that's less than 1%........

tell us, fanboy, do you think that 1% is close to 70% ?????????

can a person find fulfillment as a shameless liar?

Anonymous said...

What a despicably dishonest load of crap from a liar whose greatest fear is deportation to the terrorist country he propagandizes.

Iranians have no shame about lying.

B.M.A said...

Uskowi- you are terribly treating the story as though the Nation is heading into an economic standstill next week! ,why don't you take a visit to Pakistan and India and see how municipalities there are walking the tightropes and yet as you know Pakistan is a child and darling of the US!and India is the world's biggest democracy!.

Anonymous said...

I've learnt over the years, not to trust ANY economic report on Iran..They almost give the impression Iran's going to end tomorrow.

Nader Uskowi said...


We have been publishing your many comments on this blog for a long time, as the pages of this blog testify. Your most recent comments started with a shameful attack on the blog authors and their integrity. This post is a report on ISNA and Mehr's reports on the sobering economic data coming from Iran. As painful as the post might have been to you, it does not give you license to insult the bloggers. Your post was deleted by me.

Nader Uskowi said...


The content of the post is simple: Ahmadinejad lied to the nation on the state of economy and unemployment, and the situation is worse than he wanted us to believe. Now new ministers (and not me) are giving us more realistic numbers. I believe what they are doing is correct. The people are entitled to know the state of their country’s economy. That’s why I supported Rouhani, knowing he would be a much more honest leader, and his first few days in office is supporting that belief. People should know the government is facing enormous challenges and needs time and wise policy to correct the mistakes of the past.

You are not arguing that the citizens must have been kept ignorant by their government of the facts about the state of their economy, are you? Ahmadinejad did that and in the process helped ruin the economy, with empty sloganeering and giving cash handouts to create a false illusion of prosperity.

Anonymous said...

Dear Uskowi,it's not just Ahmadinejad but the whole regime that are liars and cheats.

Anonymous said...

Funny thing about this regime is,when they have given $17 Billion to Assad's Syria or building hospitals and schools free of charge at Iranian people's expense for Iraq,a oil rich country.For this regime Iranian people come last in the queue.

Anonymous said...

AnonymousSeptember 4, 2013 at 9:46 AM
where do you get that figure from??

Anonymous said...

Where have you gotten a license to post your nonsenses and censor others, under the "pretexts' that their conclusions or investigations of facts amounts to "Insults" or are non related to issues.

You somehow stated that new president Rouhani represents "your choice", but If someone reads your comments it will bring a lots of the LOL that Mr. Rouhani's views expressed recently by his oath made at the Majlis with the words:

"I swear to the omnipotent GOD that I will safeguard the official religion and the system of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the constitution".

- match your Zionist propaganda efforts.
You and your proxies not only ridicule Islamic Republic on the daily basis, but even ridicule Christianity, when you and MARK ridiculed Jesus in your comments, during second half of the last year...

You have published converged photo of the E. Barak with young man which apparently showed one of your staff members....and you ignored requests to name that man.

Like your respected Netanyahu said, sometimes people use sheep skin to cover their true intentions.
Jabbar have mentioned that there is someone on your blog, who pretends to criticize in order to gain access and respect to his enemies....

Someone also said that Mat has changed 180 degrees his rhetoric about the israel during last year.