In a shocking admission, Rouhani’s deputy Minister of Health, asserted: Presently, 30 per cent of the nation are starving and have no bread to eat, and this data is also confirmed by the Ministry of Welfare.
Ali Akbar Sayyari acknowledged that in the past several decades, people’s living conditions have become increasingly difficult. He noted: Invisible inequalities is spreading in society.
Sayyari said: Every year, 700,000 people go bankrupt due to heavy expenses of medical care.
Last May, the Iranian Labor Minister revealed that urban poverty had swelled five folds and rural poverty had doubled. (State-run Fararu website – August 20, 2016)