Q — What is your take on the current economic crisis and ever-rising unemployment and inflation, the pressure of which is most noticeable among the working class whose back wages are long over due?
I think the economic crisis is destroying our most fundamental industries. It has led to the most widespread disarray in our trade and job markets. The new sanctions will exacerbate the existing ones. The current inexperienced policies resemble those of Mirza Aghasi, the PM during Mohammad Shah Qajar who similarly gave away Iran’s largest trade advantages to foreign countries, at the expense of our people.