Social ailments in Iran have reached a critical level, impacting social security, as well.
Afrashteh, executive deputy of the mullahs’ parliament, pointed out the above in a speech at a film festival on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
In another part of his speech, Afrashteh said, “Social ailments have not been noted in legislation, either… Presently, there are 2.8 million narcotic
addicts, 5 million alcoholics, 200,000 abortions, 35,000 AIDs victims, 3 million women without a guardian (!), 700,000 abandoned women, 4,500 suicides, and 3,000 runaway girls.” (The state-run Tasnim news agency – February 28, 2018)
Afrashteh did not give a time period or date for the figures he provided, but such a long list of ailments noted by a government official indicates the gravity of the situation under the clerical regime.