Iran: Khamenei urges judiciary to confront those who harm economy

Source: Al Jazeera News

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned against those “who disrupt economic security”, threatening legal action in response to economic protests that began on Monday over the rial’s collapse.

In a statement published on his official website, Khamenei told judiciary officials that while “the atmosphere for the work, life and livelihood of the people must be secure … the judiciary must confront those who disrupt economic security.”

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On Monday, thousands of traders in the Iranian capital’s Grand Bazaar held a rare strike over the rial’s collapse on the foreign exchange market.

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