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Iran's Central Bank chief: We haven't slept in the past month

Abdolnaser Hemmati, head of Iran’s Central Bank
Abdolnaser Hemmati, head of Iran’s Central Bank

Analysis by PMOI/MEK


Iran, Aug. 11, 2019 - In an interview with state-run TV, Abdolnaser Hemmati, president of the Iranian regime's Central Bank, described the critical conditions of his regime. "I've never said conditions are suitable. Our tools are limited, our capacity is limited, the situation we have inherited is riddled with problems,” he said.

"Wherever we go, the Americans have been there before us. After we leave, they will go and make sure we can't do anything. My colleagues and I have gone to Iraq, Turkey, South Korea, India, Russia and China. These are countries where we already have trade relations with. We have to speak to them to satisfy them. They're under a lot of pressure," Hemmati continued.

"In the past year, I can dare say that in the first six months, we couldn't sleep because we had to control this pressure. The people know what happened in the country's political and economic scene after last summer. I woke up in the middle of the night, thinking about what we must do," he added.

Hemmati described the ineffectiveness of shaving off four digits from the national currency and said, "Some people ask why removing four zeroes from the national currency has no effect on economic growth or the banking structure. We know these things. We never said they would have any effect."