Report by PMOI/MEK
Iran, Aug 19, 2018 - Iranian First Vice President Eshagh Jahangiri says despite sanctions and the country’s economic crisis, Iran is “not in an impasse.”
Yet in a complete paradox, he also acknowledges the fact that the fate of billions of dollars - literally disappeared in the past few years - remain unknown. Corruption in the regime’s intelligence apparatus is paving the path for corruption of all kinds reaching senior officials and the office of Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
“The country is in critical conditions, but not an impasse, as if there are no solutions,” Jahangiri said recently while visiting the regime’s official IRNA news agency center.
It is quite interesting how Jahangiri is now speaking of corruption among senior Iranian regime ranks while back in September 2017 a senior Tehran Province judiciary official unveiled how Mehdi Jahangiri, the brother of Iran’s current first Vice President, was arrested for financial corruption. There still remains no details about this dossier.
More recently, various officials of Iranian regime President Hassan Rouhani’s cabinet have also been apprehended on charges of embezzlement and financial corruption, especially in regards to car imports.
Jahangiri himself says the country’s tax apparatus is one of the main epicenters of tax evasion, going on to claim the “exiting” of billions of dollars was prevented this year alone.
Institutions under Khamenei’s direct supervision, including the judiciary, the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), banks and companies linked to the Supreme Leader’s office are all suspects of enormous financial corruption.
Jahangiri acknowledges there has been no coordination among the Central Bank, customs and the currency distribution apparatus.
“For this reason we have cases accumulating to $10 billion in currency received [by various individuals and entities], and yet it remains unclear if goods have been imported through this currency or not,” Jahangiri continued.