The crisis is intensifying in Iran: the national currency, the Rial, has plummeted (55 % down in six months) whilst unemployment is spiralling (40% of the population are said to be unemployed but we cannot verify this figure).

Very shortly, new US sanctions will kick into force. President Hassan Rohani has condemned the US plot to destroy the hopes of his people.

Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani, Leader of the judicial branch of state power and brother of the President of Parliament, has charged those speculating on the market as being traitors.

187 Parliamentarians out of 290 have written to the Guide of the Revolution, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to ask him to change the government’s economic team.

Anoosha Boralessa