NCRI - In reaction to remarks made a few days ago by regime’s MP ‘Mahmoud Sadeghi’ about the ‘astronomical salaries’ paid in the judicial branch, regime’s head of judiciary has accused Sadeghi of acting in line with the attacks made by enemies from abroad.
According to state-run IRNA news agency, Sadegh Larijani claimed on Monday April 17 that “over the past few years, the judiciary has been faced with severe attacks by enemies, and unfortunately some from inside.”
NCRI - According to Tasnim News Agency Online, Asak bicycle manufacturing factory in Ghochan, which was one of the largest bicycle manufacturing in the Middle East and a place for creation of employment for many people in that region, officially closed on April 17th, 2017.
NCRI - An Iran parliament member of Industries and Mines Commission reported that Iran's automotive industry’s "mafia" is "jeopardizing the citizens’ safety and welfare.”
Javad Hosseinikia of Industries and Mines Commission reported on a meeting held with members of the auto-manufacturing industry on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
NCRI - In Iran economic inequality and class divisions has reached a point that many economic experts have literally divided all people into those who possess property and those who truly don’t possess any property at all. As a result, Iran has no middle class.
“Published statistics show that in recent years the financial power of the rich has increased in comparison to the power of the poor, under a variety of indexes,” according to the state-run Tasnim news agency.
NCRI - Following its 282 percent loss in the stock exchange, it’s now more likely that Iranian regime’s Saderat Bank be delisted from the market and relegated to off-exchange trading, while the bank’s investors are blocked from trading the bank shares.
According to state-run ‘Nasim Online’ news agency, after Saderat Banks shares fell 282 percent in the last month of previous Persian year (March 2017), the possibility of the bank being delisted from the stock exchange and transferred to off-exchange market has strengthened. The bank shares fell following a disagreement between the Auditing Organizations and the Central Bank over Saderat Bank’s balance sheet.
NCRI - The Chairman of the Investment Commission of the Chamber of Commerce, Ferial Mostofi, announced that except for some small and medium-sized banks, no major international bank has offered its cooperation with Iran.
As the state-run Donya-e-Eghtesad (the World of Economy) News reported, on April 12th, 2017, the Investment Commission held its first summit after the New Year to investigate the factors influencing investment from the perspective of the international community, as well as the best strategies to attract foreign investment after the lifting of sanctions. In this meeting, Mostofi referred to all the unsolved problems originating from the sanctions, as well as their impact on all economic issues in Iran. She stated that the necessary conditions are not prevalent in order to identify the strategic sectors.
NCRI - Former Iranian MP Ahmad Tavakoli and Abbas Abdi, a known member of the so-called “reformist” camp in Iran, issued a statement admitting how institutionalized financial and economic corruption in Iran have resulted in senior officials becoming “concession greedy” and how “this corruption will eventually find more depth, and today we are faced with systematic and networked corruption.”
NCRI - A member of Health Committee of Iranian regime’s parliament announced that 60 percent of Iran’s hospitals are old and disrepaired.
According to regime’s parliamentary ‘Khane Mellat’ news agency on April 12, while pointing to the number of dilapidated health centers, Haydar-Ali Abedi added that “if restoration of these centers is not put on the agenda, irreparable damages are going to occur following any crisis.”
NCRI - Following the crisis of holding a sham presidential election in Iran, the remarks made by Hassan Rouhani in the press conference on Monday, April 10th were slammed by his opponents. He talked of his clearance in the election and called his opponents liars and traitors. Meanwhile, on April 11th, the state-run Raja News accused Rouhani of betrayal, since he lied about his 100-day plans.