Iran’s Majlis summons intelligence minister on Bazaar incident

Business Materials 6 October 2012 17:59 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.6/ Trend F.Milad/

The Iranian parliament (Majlis) has summoned the intelligence minister to clarify the identification of those individuals who created a chaos in the Grand Bazaar of Tehran after a surge in the price of dollar during the past week.

The Mehr News Agency quoted MP Qasem Jafari as saying that some agents who are organized by external sources caused the incident in the Bazaar.

On Wednesday, a number of people held a demonstration near the Grand Bazaar of Tehran, using the sharp fall in the value of the Iranian rial as a pretext.

According to reports, businessmen are unhappy about the performance of the administration in regulating the foreign exchange market, saying it has caused instability in prices.

Ahmad Karimi Esfahani, the chairman of the Islamic Union of the Bazaar, said shopkeepers did not open their businesses because they were "worried about security," but added that he expected them to reopen on Thursday.