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Corruption in Iran

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Corruption in Iran

Corruption remains a serious problem in the Islamic Republic of Iran.[1][2][3]

Corruption levels

According to Transparency International, which publishes the annual Corruption Perception Index, in 2012, Iran was ranked 2.8 out of 10 with a score of rank of 133, tied with Comoros, Guyana, Honduras, Kazakhstan, and Russia.[4] Reformists and conservatives alike - at times even the Supreme Leader.[5] - routinely criticize corruption in the government.[6]

Then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has vouched to fight "economic/oil Mafia" at all echelons of government.[7] President Ahmadinejad has also proposed that lawmakers consider a bill, based on which the wealth and property of all officials who have held high governmental posts since 1979 could be investigated.[8] Many Iranians believe the country's economic problems are a byproduct of mismanagement and corruption.

On February 3, 2013, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad played a video tape in the Iranian parliament that tied the heads of two branches of the government, the legislative and judiciary, to a documented financial corruption case related to the Larijani brothers.[9]

See also


  1. ^ Samii, Bill (2005-04-05). "Analysis: Corruption Becomes An Issue In Iran's Presidential Campaign - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty © 2010". Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  2. ^ Iran Economy: Population, GDP, Inflation, Business, Trade, FDI, Corruption
  3. ^ Iran's Attorney General Announces: All Three Branches of Government Are Corrupt
  4. ^ Bland, Archie (2009-11-18). "Iran drops in corruption list amid calls for new urgency in the West - Middle East, World". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  5. ^ فرمان رهبر انقلاب در مبارزه با مفاسد اقتصادی
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  7. ^ "News Analysis: Firing Tightens Iranian President's Economic Circle". 2006-11-22. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  8. ^ "Iran may Probe into Officials' Assets". 2006-11-22. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  9. ^ Corruption in Iran By Akbar E. Torbat
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