In the context of the stifling policies adopted by the mullah regime in Iran against its citizens, the head of the Transportation Committee in the Tehran City Council, Jafar Shokri Hashemi, announced that transportation prices will be increased by 25%.
The government of President Ebrahim Raisi is under US sanctions imposed on the country since Washington withdrew from the nuclear agreement in May 2018, and the country is in a state of inflation.
The Iranian regime’s efforts to restore the country’s economic situation come in light of the failure of the negotiations to revive the nuclear agreement taking place in Vienna to reach an agreement between Iran and European countries to lift the US sanctions imposed on Iran and return Washington to the agreement.
Most dangerous point in history
Commenting on this, Osama al-Hatimi, an Egyptian journalist who specializes in Iranian affairs, said that the frequent news of the increase in transportation prices in Iran does not represent any surprise to the street, which is well aware of the indicators of the country’s economic decline, as the Iranian economy is going through the most dangerous point in inflation in the regime’s during the past four decades, as it is approaching 60%, and then there was excessive inflation and a rise in prices, which was reflected on the tables of Iranians, as the main foodstuffs such as meat and fruits were absent.
In a special statement to the Reference, Hatimi pointed out that the Iranian government had previously taken such steps during the past three years, which had caused the expansion of the circle of factional protests in many regions and included taxi drivers and public sector transportation such as buses and subways.
Hatimi added that such steps are met with a state of intense popular discontent, as the livelihood problems of the popular majority of Iranians multiply, and of course, it is not expected that these rises will constitute a fateful turning point in the reality of the political situation in Iran, as the most that can happen in response is a package of popular protests that will be dealt with violently from a security perspective, in addition to procrastination, until a possible economic improvement occurs as a result of the increased chances of resuming the nuclear agreement, lifting sanctions, and releasing Iranian funds frozen abroad, which some estimate at $40 billion.
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