Ahmadinejad: 2012 was tough year for Iranian economy

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a rare acknowledgment of the economic challenges his country is facing, the Washington Post reported.


“This was a very difficult year for our economy,” Ahmadinejad said during a live television interview in which he outlined his government’s budget plan for the coming fiscal year. He accused the United States of using its vast economic might to exert unfair pressure on the much smaller Iranian economy. (Ynet)