Ahmadinejad says his “economic evolution” plan will narrow the gap between rich and poor and eventually will help bring down inflation, which has risen to an annual rate of 24 percent, according to Iran’s Central Bank. Ahmadinejad wants to turn the country into a regional powerhouse, echoing the economic transformation that China began three decades ago. Ahmadinejad says he will bring about similar changes in Iran in three years.
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