At the time, the Economy Ministry denied it and the Director-General of Grains at the Economy Ministry, Gerges Barbari, described it as “malicious rumors.”
However, today the rumors have become a reality in a country where the spiraling economic crisis has made it difficult for people to secure the most basic and essential commodities.
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