Comments on: Iran- Budget Deficits and Elections Analysis of the Middle East with special focus on Iran Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:45:27 +0000 hourly 1 By: Preston Tue, 26 Aug 2008 14:30:15 +0000 Iran announced this past week their intentions of putting a man in space within ten years. At this rate of fiscal activity, it will never happen.

By: Meir Javedanfar Mon, 25 Aug 2008 14:19:19 +0000 There are many reasons. Corruption can be a major factor.
See this article about $35 billion dollars missing from Iranian coffers
There is also a lot of waste and lack of planning. A lot of money is also put aside for political rather than economic usage. Unfortunately not enough is spent on national infrastructure.

By: Preston Mon, 25 Aug 2008 14:07:36 +0000 Mr. Javendafar,

This is unusual news that any Iranian government would be amassing such a deficit. Is Ahmadinejad’s spending spree going towards national infrastructural modernization, Iran’s oil industry, or “Defense”?


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