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Basij to Help Curb Consumer Prices

Basij to Help Curb Consumer Prices Basij to Help Curb Consumer Prices

The “Rabi 17 Headquarters” has been formed following the order of the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei to control prices and fight price gouging with the help of Basij volunteer forces and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps. 
According to the head of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, Hossein Salami, the taskforce also includes Agriculture Minister Kazem Khavazi, Industries Minister Alireza Razm-Hosseini and Justice Minister Alireza Avaei, as well as Prosecutor-General of Iran Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, and related oversight and security bodies. 
“IRGC has high potential to help the two ministries of agriculture and industries control prices across the country by monitoring supply, production and distribution chains of essential goods. The headquarters is tasked with holding monthly sessions and the constant supervision of the market and timely control of prices,” he was quoted as saying by IRIB News. 

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