According to Tanhaei, South Korea had reached an agreement with Iran on releasing $1 billion of the mentioned frozen funds but so far only a small portion of this agreement has been realized.
For the past century, revenue from the sale of Iran’s oil has filled the pockets of the dictatorships in this country, especially that of the theocratical rule. What has been ignored and neglected is the scientific, economic, technical, and educational development of the country and its people.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived here in Iran’s capital on a three-day official visit on Tuesday at the invitation of his Iranian counterpart Dr Javad Zarif.
Hatred towards the Iranian ruling system has only increased due to the economic and social crises that the people have been battling over the past year, but rather than shy away from the truth, Iran’s state-run media are now admitting that these crises are caused by corruption and mishandling.
After a period of stagnation, the US and Iran have in recent weeks embarked on negotiations for a mutual return to compliance with the Iran nuclear deal – the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Until now, Iran has played hardball, demanding that the US move first and fully lift the sanctions it had placed on business with the Islamic Republic.
Iranians hardly make their ends meet and grapple with the Covid-19 outbreak and various economic hardships, such as skyrocketing prices and inflation. State-run media acknowledge how mullahs’ corruption and wrong economic policies have devastated Iranian people’s lives.
Iran’s apologists, as well as many unfamiliar with institutionalized corruption among the mullahs, often blame international sanctions for Iran’s economic crisis, but now even state-run media and Iranian officials are acknowledging publically that the real blame lies with the mullahs.
As Iran approaches the upcoming Presidential election scheduled for June 2021, officials are concerned by a backlash by society. In this regard, they are doing their best to drag the people to the polls on the one hand and prevent potential protests on the other hand.
Along Iraq’s borders, a corrupt customs-evasion cartel is diverting billions of dollars away from state coffers to line the pockets of armed groups, political parties and crooked officials.
While the regime’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, called the New Persian Year of 1400, the year of “Production, support and removing barriers,” Iran’s economy is on freefall due to the regime’s institutionalized corruption.
Azar Mansouri, a member of former president Mohammad Khatami’s Advisory Board, said: “Giving names to years and disregarding the true requirements has only given these nomenclatures publicity purposes and sometimes yielded reverse results. And the year 1400 is no exception to this rule.”