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Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh-Hashemi on the campaign trail

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh-Hashemi gestures during the first presidential debate on state TV, in Tehran, on June 5, 2021. (Photo by YJC)

Read quick updates on what Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh-Hashemi says on the campaign trail below. Check routinely for new content.


[Saturday, June 12, 2021]


[Tuesday, June 8, 2021]


[Sunday, June 6, 2021]

In a TV debate on Sunday night, Ghazizadeh-Hashemi spoke of his economic agenda, offering his views on how to deal with unemployment and organize the country’s taxation, health and insurance systems.

Ghazizadeh-Hashemi said his administration, if he is elected, would be based on transparency, and that each sector needs a comprehensive, smart electronic data system so it can better distribute the subsidies among those in need.

“We need an organization that would ensure a smart collection of taxes and a smart distribution of subsides,” said Ghazizadeh-Hashemi, adding that to achieve that objective, he has designed a “comprehensive taxation, health and support system.”

He pledged to halve the unemployment rate, from 12 to 6 percent, by creating four million new jobs.

“We need to base economic development on creative industries, start-ups, and science-based economy,” he said.


[Saturday, June 5, 2021]

Speaking on the first presidential debate, Ghazizadeh-Hashemi called inflation “the mother of all scourges” in Iran.

“Inflation is a perpetual tax that goes from the barefoot to the government and the affluent class. That has been going on for 60 years,” he said.

Ghazizadeh-Hashemi said he had already drawn up a package of 213 projects, 51 of which directly addressed inflation and market prices, and would be implemented in his potential administration — “the administration of peace.”

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