Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blames Fars News Agency over publishing rumors about economic issues.
During today’s press conference, the reporter of Fars News Agency asked about the Dollar exchange rate in Tehran. He said the current Dollar rate is around 40,000 Rials.
“Western countries have waged a new ‘psychological war’ against Iran. The main reason of dropping the value of Iran’s Rial against U.S. Dollar is spreading rumors about this new warfare. Fars News shouldn’t publish fake news articles on this subject because this is what our enemies want.” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad responded.
“Mahmoud Bahmani (Central Bank of Iran Governor) told me that he had received a message from Fars News spreading rumors about increasing Dollar rate in an off day.” Ahmadinejad added. However the correspondent of Fars News Agency refused the claim.
Also the president of Islamic Republic of Iran criticized Fars News Agency and said: “This agency is a governmental establishment and it depends on security forces. But they are working against Iranian government.”
Member of Majlis Presiding Board Javad Jahangirzadeh reacted to Ahmadinejad’s claims. “It’s very surprising to see a news agency can aggregate the economy in a country.”