Analysis by PMOI/MEK
Iran, Aug 3, 2019 - Ahmad Alamalhoda, the Friday prayer Imam in Mashhad, northeast Iran, and representative of Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in this important city, acknowledges the existence of corrupt institutions and illegitimate profits by regime officials and insiders.
“We are facing a dilemma in our city. At a time when 35 million people travel to our city while the capacity of Mashhad is ten times lower, it creates the best market for profiting and illegitimate profits by people in power and the rich,” he said without referring to the role of regime officials in this regard.
“35 million outsiders from all over the country and across the globe visit our city. They all seek their own interests and take advantage of our city’s tourism. A bunch of wild wolves are seeking their own profits under the pretext of renovation, construction and creating jobs,” Alamalhoda added.
Iran has large natural resources and the potential to improve the lives of all Iranians. In addition, Iran owns 7 percent of all mines in the world, the largest hydrocarbon sources (oil and gas) in the world, 9.3 percent of the world’s oil and 18 percent of the world’s gas, and Iran itself has more natural sources than the entire EU area.
However, Iran is ruled by a dictatorship that spends all its wealth in terrorism and suppression. The fact is that Iran is ruled by a corrupt government that has looted the Iranian people’s property to extend its rule.
Iran, under the mullahs, ranked 93rd in the world in health care. In welfare, the Iranian people are ranked 108 out of 149 countries, and the Iranian regime is on the top of the list of countries suffering from state-run money laundering. This is one of the reasons that the Iranian regime is ranked 138 in the world in corruption and among the top countries with high inflation rates
The monthly salary of Iranian workers is less than $100. Furthermore, Iran is the only country that uses all its renewable water resources and is being pushed toward an irreversible water crisis by the government. Moreover, Iran has some of the most dangerous roads in the world and is among the top countries in road fatalities.
The mismanagement of Iran's economy has led to mass dissatisfaction and protests. The people of Iran believe they deserve better. In the past year, Iranian people have taken to the streets to reclaim their country and destiny.