Why Iran's supreme leader wants budget reform?
Tehran, Iran, Feb.18
Iran's parliament speaker has recently announced that the Supreme Leader's order to reform the budget plan will be implemented in the next four months.
Previously, Iranian MP Amir Hossein Ghazi Zade Hashemi stated that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei send a letter to the government and the Supreme Economic Coordination Council, objecting the budget and advised to carry out a reform.
The member of Iranian parliament's budget commission Ahmad Hemmati spoke to Trend about the issue.
"The supreme leader's objection isn't only related to the structure of the budget, it is more general," said Hemmati. "To be honest, I am not aware of the supreme leader's point of view on the budget, but I understand he believes the budget needs a reform."
"In general, the process of drafting budget and discussing it at the commission and parliament assembly would follow one specific structure that certainly has shortcomings, so the supreme leader has suggested a reform due to these errors. Thus, if the reform is successful, we would have a precise budget plan the country needs," said the MP.
Another MP Abolfazl Sourosh also spoke to Trend about the supreme leader's issue with the budget plan.
"I believe the budget plan isn't compatible with the government system, so it needs a reform, but the next Iranian year (March 21, 2019) budget plan is heading to the commission for the final approval, so possibly, it would be reviewed after the Nowruz holiday," he said.