Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 21
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi has expressed support for those who invest in production sphere in the Islamic Republic.
“Iranian Intelligence Ministry supports those who invest in the country’s production and employment areas,” IRNA news agency quoted him as saying during an administrative meeting in northern Iranian city of Sari.
“Real investors should not be concerned about the security of investment as the country’s intelligence services will support them,” he added.
He further touched upon the concern over the unemployment rate in Iran, saying the government cannot resolve the issue in the absence of contribution from investors and private sector.
Saying that investment requires security in the country which is provided in Iran, Alavi added that Intelligence Ministry also confronts economic corruption.
Iran’s unemployment rate during the spring (March 20-June 21) stood at 12.2 percent, about 22.6 million of Iranians above 10 years old were employed in the mentioned three-month period.