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EghtesadOnline: Here are Iran's economic and business news headlines for December 23:

  • Secretary of Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani: The economic war the US has waged against the Islamic Republic is Iran's most pressing issue today. (IRNA)
  • Secretary-General of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Bahman Eshghi: US sanctions against Iran is a prelude to a bigger economic war against emerging economies. (IRNA)
  • Chairwoman of Iran Air, Farzaneh Sharafbafi: Iran's flag carrier airline will continue operating flights on different routes despite US sanctions. (IRNA)
  • Chairwoman of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations With Iran Tarja Cronberg: Developing the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) is a new experience both for the European Union and Iran and this newness has led to some delays in its establishment. (Mehr News Agency)
  • First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri: Despite welcome rainfalls this year, the country has not recovered from water crisis. (Fars News Agency)
  • Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade Reza Rahmani: Iran’s neighboring countries import a total of $570 billion worth of goods per year and Iran accounts for only 3% of this sum. (IRNA)
  • Chairman of the Government Trading Corporation Yazdan Seif: Transportation accounts for 7% of Iran's gross domestic product. (ILNA)
  • Board member at the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways, Saeed Rasouli: Around 24.5 million people are transported through Iran’s rail system every year. (IRNA)
  • Member of Expediency Council, Ahmad Tavakkoli: Up to 70% of bank deposits belong to 1% of depositors. (IRNA)
  • President of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, Gholamhossein Shafeie: The less fortunate are the ones who pay the costs of mismanagements. (ILNA)
  • Head of Administrative and State Recruitment Organization, Jamshid Ansari: White-collar employees account for 50% of country’s workforce. (IRNA)
  • Director General of Rural Development at the Islamic Revolution Housing Foundation, Hamidreza Sohrabi: Sixty percent of homes in rural areas are not resistant to natural disasters. (IRNA)
  • Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Amir Amini: A much as 2,500 trillion rials ($24.75 billion) is needed to complete unfinished road projects in Iran. (ILNA)
  • Secretary of Iran Flight Services Guild Association, Morteza Qorbani: Continued mistreatment of Iranians by Georgian police has resulted in rows of empty seats on flights from Tehran to Tbilisi. (ISNA)
  • Managing Director of Iran Insurance Company, Mohsen Pourkiani: Iran Insurance Company pays 330 billion rials ($3.23 million) in damages every day. (ILNA)
  • Head of Gilan Industries, Mining and Trade Organization Farhad Dalaqpoosh: Exports from the northern Gilan Province saw a 68% rise in the eight months of the current year (March 21-Nov. 21) [compared to last year's corresponding period] to stand at $307 million. (Shata News)


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