Mafia networks in Iran profit billions of dollars

In Iran’s Regime, certain things such as corruption, defalcation, and theft, have all become the norm these days.

The economic corruption has been evident in many instances, such as that of the excessive imports and smuggling of products, happening through some of the regime’s own formal pathways.

On August 16th 2018, a state-run newsagency named Khaneh Mellat, reported on behalf of the parliament’s Research and Education Committee: “when it comes to the import of stationary, there are massive profits involved, which has consequently led to the formation of a powerful mafia-like network here. According to our estimates, the revenues of this field are astronomical figures which makes it a very attractive niche for some people”.

This parliamentarian has apparently also commented on the annihilation of domestic stationaries: “stationaries are amongst the most utilized products in our country, and we all have the power to purchase them domestically. We do not need however, to send out so much of our currency for items like erasers and pencils, which can be so easily produced using very simple technologies. Our excessive import is why many of our domestic producers are struggling now. Besides, smuggling is another issue at hand, which requires a much stricter monitoring in place, at our borders”.

In another report from IRNA (July 24, 2018), it’s been mentioned that “70% of our stationaries are imported” and that “with 13.5 million students as well as many other workers in the picture too, the market of stationary is worth a whopping 4000 billion Toman; most of which pertains to foreign producers. If the same amount was spent on domestic producers instead, we would have had 50,000 more jobs now”.

In reference to another regime official, IRNA had previously announced that “according to the Ministry of Education, we have had 13 million students present in classrooms this year; assuming that each one of them has spent around 50 thousand Toman on imported stationaries, this would total to around 650 billion Toman worth of spending; whereas our domestic producers receive only round 15% of this amount at their best”.

The price increase of stationaries has proved problematic for many families, especially those suffering with additional challenges such as unemployment and poverty. Many are understandably worried about their inability to provide such basic products for their children.

Tasnim news (which is affiliated with Quds Force) published a report titled “price of stationary has gone up by 40%”, adding that “it’s at least one month before the commencement of the new school year, and the price of stationary, especially notebook, has already gone up by more than 40%. Tehran retailers are very unhappy as they predict many problems for themselves as well as all producers and users”.

Another state-run website named Farheekhtegan also published a segment in this regard (August 15, 2018) titled “the bubble of price increase has extended from dollar to stationary” in which it talks about the terrible challenges students must face before their school year even begins: “looking at the stationary market, we can see the disproportionate increases in price. Students are very unhappy not to mention worried that they’d have difficulty obtaining the necessary items for their education, like pen, paper, book, and notebook”.

The regime officials have been making these confessions mainly because of the persistence of our brave protestors in Iran; but also, because of the increasing conflicts between themselves.

The mentioned issues in this article mark just the tip of the iceberg; numerous other challenges remain in various other industries besides just that of the stationary; the solution which comes down only to one thing, and that’s the complete elimination of the regime!

Source » ncr-iran

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