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Corruption, internal disputes witness further escalation in Iran

Ahmad Tavakoli, a member of the Iranian regime’s Expediency Council
Ahmad Tavakoli, a member of the Iranian regime’s Expediency Council

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, September 2, 2019–Corruption is now a subject of institutionalized nature and has become utterly systematic in Iran under the mullahs’ rule.

“The lizards of corruption have now become dragons. Currently, financial corruption and corrupt practices in appointing certain individuals to certain positions are very real. Both these subjects must be evaluated with utter precision. There are currently these two trends witnessed across the country. They exist and are very active,” said Ahmad Tavakoli, a member of the Iranian regime’s Expediency Council.

“If the Majlis (parliament) passed a bill today calling for the publication of Majlis members’ salaries, it would be very influential in the public’s vision of the Majlis. However, Majlis members refused to pass this bill and the meaning of their measures is that there are a number of corrupt figures that do not permit others to make a correct decision. When a Majlis member does not permit the publication of his/her salary and refuses to allow transparency in the public opinion, how can they expect others to trust Majlis members?” he asked.

The highly sensitive issue of corruption raises eyebrows in Iran and provokes rival factions to shed light on their secrets.

Nasrollah Pejhmanfar, a member of Iran’s Majlis, specifically targeted the policies of Iranian regime President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday, September 1.

“Mr. Rouhani, little by little your government is coming to an end. You have done nothing for the Iranian people. During your tenure the people’s meals have become smaller and smaller, and their economic situation have deteriorated even further. Iranian passports have lost their credibility, a wave of unemployment is escalating despite all the false numbers,” he said, referring to Rouhani's false claims that the situation in the country has improved.

“You and all your failed generals have gone the distance to portray an incapable image of the state, to provide a wrong feeling among the population, that there is no solution to our problems other than accepting America’s conditions and returning to the negotiating table… Mr. Rouhani, everyone knows your tactics,” Pejhmanfar added in his criticism.

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