The Iran regime has admitted that millions of Iranians are suffering from malnutrition due to poverty and high cost of living.
The minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare of the clerical regime has admitted that some five million people in Iran are on the verge of malnutrition.
"According to the statistics the distribution of wealth in the country, a percentage of the population are very poor, and some four to five million people are on the verge of malnutrition," Ali Rabiee told an annual meeting of General-Practitioners on Wednesday, May 11.
His remarks were carried by the state-run Mehr news agency.
Rabiee’s admission comes a month after the regime’s parliament eliminated cash subsidies for 24 million people on April 12, thereby increasing pressure on a population the majority of which is living below the poverty line.
On Tuesday, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) said in a statement that Iranian youths are falling victim to the astronomical plundering and tyranny of the mullahs’ regime.
“The majority of the Iranian people are living under the poverty line, and the hungry masses are even unable to provide for their most basic needs and that of their families. According to the regime’s officials, 70% of the people in the cities and villages of Iran live under the poverty line, and the minimum wage of laborers is several fold under the poverty line that has been announced by the regime itself,” the NCRI said.
The speaker of the regime’s parliament Ali Larijani has stipulated: “Currently, around $20 billion smuggled goods enter the country and no factory is able to compete with that. Smuggling is hurting production and standards.”
At the helm of such smuggling are none other than the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the corrupt and criminal institutions associated with him, the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), and other officials of the regime, the NCRI statement added.