Iranianos estão enfrentando um tsunami financeiro com a desvalorização da moeda nacional (Rial) dia após dia, enquanto sanções contra petróleo e bancos do país se intensificam [en]. O Rial estava sendo negociado [en] a quase 20,000 para cada um dólar americano dia 21 de janeiro no mercado negro, comparado a 18,000 Rial do dia anterior.
Alguns blogueiros culpam Mahmoud Ahmadinejad por não cumprir suas promessas econômicas. Fasl Tazeh disse [fa]:
One dollar is currently traded at about 2,200 tomans (22,000 Rials) and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took a trip to Mashhad to talk about Taziyeh [religious art].
Harfayi az Tahe Del disse:
The Iranian regime [Velyate Faghieh] took Iran and its people hostage for its useless nuclear energy…. The economy is collapsing… dark days are ahead of us… with prayer nothing will get changed… This regime and its nuclear energy only gave th Iranian people poverty and misery.
O blogueiro Sight escreve [fa] ironicamente que é uma coisa ruim que “a maioria das pessoas tenha se tornado milionária. Você precisa ter uma moeda de ouro para ter um milhão tomans”.
Hamdel escreve [fa]:
… People consider the Islamic Republic's political and economic situation unstable and they exchange their Rials to Dollars, Euros and gold. The Islamic Republic moves into the direction that there is no hope for economic and political improvements. Concerning the economic situation, we can compare Iran to a bankrupt company. In regards to foreign policy, Iran is in the worst situation of the last 30 years and is led by Iran's Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei. More and more workers become jobless and people's purchasing power is declining.
Dara2011 previu a queda do rial semanas atrás. O blogueiro diz [fa]:
… since the Islamic Revolution, Iran's leaders do not care about the economy and just want to remain in power. During Ahmadinejad's presidency the economic situation has deteriorated more. A Dollar was around 70 Rials in 1979 and now we buy at 14,000 rials because the Dollar is on its way to becoming 2,000 rials. Does Iran become Middle East's Zimbabwe, with a national currency without value?