Iran’s interim president Moghar addresses the new parliament

Interim President of Iran Mohammad Mogbar On Monday he addressed the country’s new parliament in his first public address since last week Helicopter crash It killed his predecessor and seven others.

Instead, his speech comes as Iran prepares for presidential elections Late Ibrahim Raisi In a month’s time, a referendum could see the previously behind-the-scenes bureaucracy join forces with others. Meanwhile, Iran’s A new hardline parliament It is expected to choose its new speaker on Tuesday.

In his remarks, Mogbar praised Raisi’s tenure, noting that Iran’s crude oil production – a major source of hard currency for the country – has increased. ascended Over 3.6 million barrels per day. It comes after Oil Minister Javad Ovji said on Sunday that Iran was now exporting about 2 million barrels a day, despite Western sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic.

Mokhber also emphasized that while Iran has carried out military operations in Iraq, Israel and Pakistan in recent months, the country’s economy has remained stable under Raisi.

„Three countries were hit. We hit Israel and people wake up in the morning and see the figures and indices are the same, the price of the hard currency is the same, the inflation is the same, the liquidity is the same and the market is saturated. People’s needs,” said Mogbar.

„This strength, this resolve and this authority is not a conventional thing, it is all due to the guidance of the Supreme Leader and the sincere efforts of Ayatollah Raisi.”

The Iranian rial has depreciated from 32,000 rials to $1 in 2015 when Tehran struck a nuclear deal with world powers.

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Today, the US unilaterally withdrew from the agreement and in the wake of a series of attacks on shipping in the Middle East, it is worth $580,000 that began seven months ago.

On May 20, rescuers recovered the bodies of Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amiraptollahian and others in a mountainous area in northwestern Iran following a helicopter crash.

Iran’s presidential election will be held on June 28 to replace Raisi. On Thursday, the five-day registration period for candidates will open. Analysts have suggested that Mokbar could be one of those to register.

Meanwhile, Monday marked the first day for Iran’s newly elected parliament A March election It saw the country’s lowest voter turnout since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Of those elected to the 290-seat body, hardliners hold more than 230 seats. Associated Press Census.

Iran’s parliament plays a secondary role in governing the country, although it can intensify pressure on the presidential administration when deciding the annual budget and other key bills. 85-year-old Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has the final say on all major state affairs.

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