Iran’s Khamenei asks government to resolve economic problems

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei asked the government to work “day and night” to resolve economic problems, as parliament increases pressure on President Hassan Rouhani over handling the economic hardship following US sanctions.

“We need to be strong in the economic field … The officials should work hard day and night to resolve the problems,” Khamenei was quoted as saying by the state television in a meeting with Rouhani and his cabinet on Wednesday.

On Tuesday Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was summoned in front the parliament to answer questions on weak economic growth and rising prices, but the parliament was not convinced by his answers and referred the case to the judiciary.

Defending his cabinet’s performance, Rouhani said the economic troubles only began when Washington reimposed sanctions on Tehran, but many lawmakers were not satisfied with the answer according to vote results at the end of the session.

Source :  english.alarabiya.net

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