Iran

Broke Iran Plans Stiff Taxes

That should endear the state to the people

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Iran is bankrupt and the regime is mulling drastic measures to keep the economy afloat, an official from an opposition movement said Wednesday, citing what he claimed were leaked documents. …

The document also put the unemployment rate for those aged between 15 and 29 at 38.8 percent.

Another document from Iran's Supreme National Security Council dated April 10 evoked a 20 percent tax on bank accounts, food rations and putting the banking sector directly under the charge of the Guardians of the Revolution.