Hassan Soleimani, a member of the parliament’s plan and budget
committee, told Shana that in the budget bill, oil revenues were estimated with
regard to international conditions, production capacity and sales conditions of
the country, and efforts were made to make oil revenues reliable, adding the
expected amount was sufficient to run the country.
He said a portion of the revenues were deposited in the National
Development Fund of Iran which was tapped when there was a need for financial
support for economic sectors.
Given the pressure Iran is undergoing economically, the fund would take
a smaller share of oil revenues in the next national budget, the MP said.
Soleimani further asserted that the budget bill presented by the
Rouhani Administration was the most transparent one ever presented to the parliament.