Mehrdad Bazrpash, Tehran representative to the Majlis, pointing out that economic sanctions have become an alibi for some governmental officials to justify their shortcomings, said "The fact that the country is under sanctions is true in some specific areas, but I must point out that many wrong economic decisions are not related to the sanctions that much; rather sanctions have only grown into an excuse.”
Member of the Central Council of the Principalist Parliamentary Group added "Recently some ministers and officials very conspicuously talked about increasing prices and some said the same in disguise. It is not clear why there is so much urge to increase prices despite the lowering international gold prices and the depreciating dollar.”
He asserted "Some goods went up in price amid the hubbub of New York and relations with the US. It makes one think what justification was behind these. The Majlis will surely pursue the issue. It seems that some officials misinform Mr. President.”
"One of the issues which always worried us was if the government did not have an economic commander and went into internal domestic conflict,” Bazrpash added.