Candidates decry unbridled imports as major affliction

May 2, 2017 - 9:28

TEHRAN – Two presidential candidates in separate statements on Monday voiced concern over unbridled import of goods into Iran as the root cause of many economic problems.

“They have made the country a bed for Chinese goods,” Ebrahim Raisi told the IRIB. “Average annual import from China stood at $5 billion in the 8 years before the 11th (sitting) government, but now it stands at $10 billion.”

Mostafa Mirsalim also said unbridled import is the result of “mismanagement”.

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