An American lawmaker says the Russian invasion of Ukraine has created a tough time for Iranians and many others regarding the supply of wheat.
Alabama Republican senator Tommy Tuberville told Iran International on Monday, “Iran and a lot of (other) people are going to have problems because of this (Russian war)”, noting that “Iranians are not going to be the only ones that will have problems with wheat and corn and things like that. It’s going to be a tough time for a lot of people”.
Reacting to how the Islamic Republic is handling the wheat shortages that has sent bread and pasta prices soaring and prompted popular protests, Tuberville said, “You can do a lot of things to people, but you’d better feed them. You need to feed your people and take care of them, or obviously that could be a huge problem”.
“The wheat shortage is a problem for all of us. We’re starting to see shelves empty and it’s going to be a tough time with this (Ukraine war) going on, because 30 to 35 percent of the world’s grain comes from that area – Russia and Ukraine”, he said, warning that “So that’s serious, going to get very serious”.
Security forces in Iran are on high alert to prevent unrest over rising bread prices, as unrest has been reported in Khuzestan Province in the past few days.