Iranian MP: Country in urgent need of economic reforms

Press TV – A senior Iranian lawmaker says structural reforms recommended by leader of the Islamic Revolution will be put on the agenda of the Supreme Council of Economic Coordination over the next couple of weeks.

Speaking on the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution on Monday, Mohammadreza Pourebrahimi, Chairman of Iran’s Parliament, said during the upcoming meeting of the Supreme Council of Economic Coordination slated for next weeks, the heads of the three branches of the government will address the issue.

He underlined that the country is in an urgent need of structural reforms in economic areas and added the issue should be addressed seriously.

“Our domestic capacities in various areas are large enough to enable us to successfully survive the current US sanctions,” he added.

Earlier this month, Ali Larijani, Iranian parliament speaker, announced that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called for structural reforms within the next four months.

“The Leader instructed that within the next four months there will be structural reforms, which can possibly lead to budget reforms… After the work of the budget in parliament is finished, this discussion can be pursued,” he said and added the structural reforms will facilitate the work of the people,” he said.