Advisor: Ahmadinejad left some $800 billion of spent assets as "gift" for Rouhani
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 31/ Trend N. Umid, S. Isayev
Some $800 billion of spent assets is Iranian outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad`s gift to President-elect Hassan Rouhani, Advisor of Rouhani, Akbar Torkan said during his interview with Shargh daily on July 31.
It should be noted that, Iran's oil and gas export incomes during Ahmadinejad`s two-term presidency (2005-2013) reached some $800 billion.
Ahmadinejad`s Adminstration spent some $640 billion of that on importing goods, until end of last solar year (ended on March 21).
Torkan who serves as Rouhani`s representative in administration transition issues also accused Ahmadinejad of announcing unreal statistics.
"Ahmadinejad`s administration claims that some 63,500 kilometers of roads have been built during the 8 years of his presidency, while the real figure is 16, 000 kilometers," Torkan noted, also denying announced employment statistics in Iran.
Torkan went on to criticize Ahmadinejad`s "rushed decisions" including appointing and dismissing officials, signing new contracts and transferring state assets in last weeks of his administration term.
The advisor reminded of Ahmadinejad`s letter of 8 years ago which was addressed to the then president Mohammad Khatami in 17 article demanding to avoid making decisions which will put pressure on the next administration.
He also remarked Ahmadinejad administration's failures linked to oil and gas industry and said that none of the South Pars gas field's phases which began during the administration of Ahmadinejad, have been inaugurated.
Hassan Rouhani won the June 14 presidential elections in Iran, gathering over 50 percent of votes, securing his place as the next president of Iran.
Heads of several countries in the region and the world welcomed Rouhani's victory. The inauguration ceremony will be held in the Iranian parliament on August 4.