Iran’s Rouhani: Currency volatility due to foreign pressure, domestic issues

Financial Tribune – President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday weighed in on foreign exchange volatility that has seen the rial sink to consecutive record lows since April, saying that the crisis has been triggered by both foreign pressure and domestic malpractices.

“Today, there is disturbance in the currency market , a part of which is due to pressures from the United States and the outside, but I declare as the head of the government that a part of this volatility has a domestic origin,” Rouhani said in his latest comments on the issue at an event in Tehran to commemorate Martyr Mohammad Ali Rajaei, a former president.