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  3/3/2010, Adar 17, 5770

Sick Economy May Weaken Iranian Regime

Predictions of negative economic growth in Iran may undermine the strength of the Iranian Islamic regime as the United States tries to convince the United Nations Security Council to place harsh sanctions on the country.

Majles Research Center chairman, Ahmad Tavakkol, who is a strong critic of the government of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, forecasts negative economic growth of 1.5-2 percent for the Iranian calendar year that ends this month.