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President Unable to Reassure Majlis on Economic Issues

In votes at the end of the session, lawmakers expressed dissatisfaction with Rouhani’s responses to four of their five questions
President Unable to Reassure Majlis on Economic Issues President Unable to Reassure Majlis on Economic Issues

Lawmakers were apparently not convinced with President Hassan Rouhani's answers Tuesday to their questions on the deteriorating economic conditions. The parliament had invited the president to learn more about his administration's handling of the economy  following a new round of US sanctions.
It was the first time Rouhani had been called by the MPs in his five years in office. Lawmakers, especially his political opponents, demanded answers to a wide range of key issues, namely rampant smuggling, US banking sanctions, rising unemployment, weak economic growth and the unprecedented tanking of the rial, which has lost more than half its value since April. 

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