Iran's inflation for 12 months ending on Oct. 22 hit 36.2 percent, 11.4 percentage points up from its corresponding figure last year, Tehran Times daily reported Saturday, quoting the Statistics Center of Iran. On Oct. 27, Iran's Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Ali Tayebnia said the government planned to reduce the nation's inflation rate by 6-7 percent by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2014). Through curbing the runaway liquidity growth, the inflation rate is expected to be brought down, Tayebnia was quoted as saying. Adopting proper and efficient monetary and fiscal policies will help curb the inflation rate as well, he added. Also, Valiollah Seif, Governor of the Central Bank of Iran has pledged to control liquidity and bring down inflation, as President Hassan Rouhani has agreed to separate monetary and fiscal policies, giving the bank more independence, according to the daily. Sworn in in August, Rouhani inherited an economy in recession as the international sanctions against Iran weakened its currency and accelerated its inflation. The new president pledged to reinvigorate Iran's economy by improving its relations with foreign countries and resolving the disputes over its nuclear program.