Enemies control Iran's tomato prices?

Ynet:


Iran’s president said on Sunday the country’s enemies had hatched a range of plots to push the Islamic Republic to give up its disputed nuclear programme, including driving up the price of tomatoes and other food.

But Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said such tactics would not work, Iran’s ISNA news agency quoted him as saying.

Rising prices, particularly the cost of tomatoes which form an important ingredient in Iranian food, have prompted growing public criticism of Ahmadinejad’s government. The president has often dismissed complaints as media exaggeration.

"In order to harm us, they (enemies) make plots, for instance they come and push tomato prices up in the market. They think we will give up our ideals with their plots," Ahmadinejad said in a speech in which he said Iran would not reverse its atomic plans.>

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Isn't interesting that we have such power over the price of tomatoes in Iran? Or could it be that Iran's attempt to control the market for goods might have an impact? Or. perhaps, if they were not wasting money on a nuclear bomb program, they might invest more in agricultural production.

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