Against the backdrop of US sanctions against Iran, the high cost of living and suspected corruption, Tehran believes that the country is facing an “economic war.” The Chairman of the Supreme court Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani wrote a letter about this to the Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as reported by the state television channel of the Islamic Republic on Saturday, August 11th.
“The current specific economic conditions can be considered an economic war,” pointed out Larijani, calling for the creation of special courts for the prompt resolution of financial crimes, as said in the television message.
Khamenei agreed with the head of the judicial system, highlighting that the purpose of the courts should be “the prompt and fair punishment of perpetrators of corrupt economic transactions.”
Earlier, Turkey and Russia called the new US sanctions an “economic war.” On that same day, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country is “the target of the economic war.”
The Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev also compared the sanctions to an economic war against Russia. “We will have to respond to this war using economic methods, political methods and if needed, other methods as well,” noted the head of the government of the Russian Federation.