“The Iraqi people are the cause of the rising prices of tomatoes in Iran,” an Iranian official said on Saturday. His country continues to suffer from soaring inflation, having its currency almost halved in value against the dollar.
"The price increase is due to Iraqis [traveling to Iran and] buying all the tomatoes," Iranian news outlet ILNA quoted Akbar Bagheri, the executive secretary of the Agricultural and Natural Resources Guild of Qazvin province, as saying.
On Wednesday, Iran's rial hit yet another low, at 190,000 to a dollar, with the US poised to go forth with the second phase of sanctions intended to affect the Gulf Country's oil exports.
Certainly, the Islamic Republic of Iran customs Administration (IRICA) said that export of greenhouse tomatoes is possible, if approved by the Agricultural Jihad departments of the provinces.