Iran must reach stable oil-free economy in 5 years

MNA – The Speaker of the Iranian Parliament underlined the significance of reaching a stable oil-independent economy for Iran within the next five years.

Making the remarks on Tuesday and during the introduction ceremony of the new head of the Islamic Parliament Research Center (IPRC), Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf named the rent-seeking and oil-reliant economy as the two major challenges of Iran, which should be overcome in the future.

He noted that by applying policies of transparency, democratization, smartization as well as those to have more efficiency in affairs, Iran needs to have an oil-independent and stable economy in five years.

Ghalibaf underlined the role of IPRC on the way to reach the set target.

The US-led sanctions, imposed to squeeze Iran’s oil-reliant economy by restricting oil revenues, has made the need for moving toward a non-oil economy for Iran ever-increasing.

In recent months, the administration has been dealing with unpredictable foreign exchange rate fluctuations which have directly influenced the prices of basic goods, raw materials, and domestic unofficial markets.

Accordingly, the government has been determined to review and modify its monetary policies about setting foreign exchange rates, curb the rampant inflation and high liquidity volume and supply the present budget deficit via attracting the huge liquidity into the stock market.

Increasing non-oil exports to neighbor countries besides making structural economic modifications have also been considered as gateways towards an oil-free economy.