5 million Iranians on verge of malnutrition, minister admitsPublished by International Liberty Association on May 15, 2016
Some five million people in Iran are on the verge of malnutrition, according to Ali Rabiee, the Iranian regime’s Minister of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare.
“According to the charts showing the distribution of wealth in the country, a percentage of the population are very poor, and some four to five million people are on the verge of malnutrition,” Rabiee told an annual meeting of General-Practitioners on Wednesday, May 11.
His remarks were carried by the state-run Mehr news agency.
Rabiee’s admission comes a month after the regime’s parliament eliminated cash subsidies for 24 million people on April 12, thereby increasing pressure on a population the majority of which is living below the poverty line.