Iran economists slam Ahmadinejad in open letter
Agence France Presse
08-Nov-2008 (2 comments)

TEHRAN (AFP) — Iran's confrontational attitude toward the rest of the world is costing the country dearly in lost trade and investment, according to a letter signed by 60 economists published on Saturday. The open letter, the latest broadside against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and published by the semi-official Ilna news agency, denounced the "heavy price paid by the country over the negative consequences of government policy."In particular, it spoke of the "misguided trade policy and the policy of tension with the rest of the world, which has deprived Iran of opportunities for trade and foreign investment."It said the sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council over Iran's refusal to halt uranium enrichment had added billions of dollars in extra costs to the country's foreign trade.The letter, signed by economists from major universities around the country, criticises what it calls "extremist idealism," an "undue haste in acting" and the "absence of cost assessment on economic programmes."

News Goffer

Now go throw it in the Jamkaraan well!

by News Goffer on

Mahmoud did away with his advisory organization, Saazeman-e Modiriat, releasing hundreds of experts and analysts, when he first came to power, because he didn't want to hear what those analysts were telling him about his populist and ill-advised policies.  What makes you guys think he is going to read your letter and pay attention to it now?  You might get better results throwing your letter in the Jamkaran well, asking Emam-e Zaman's to help Iran now!



Oh my gosh,

by Paki (not verified) on

(To be pronounced as it should)

We're really f#ck#d up!

I’m not worried for mullahs but wondering how many years it would take to recover from IRI damage on our society.