Corruption in Iran

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Corruption remains a serious problem in Iran.[1][2][3]

Corruption levels[edit]

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[edit]

Notable cases
Institutions in charge of fighting corruption


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  3. ^ "Iran's Attorney General Announces: All Three Branches of Government Are Corrupt". Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
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  5. ^ "الف - فرمان رهبر انقلاب در مبارزه با مفاسد اقتصادی". Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 16, 2012. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  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: Clerics Plan to Hang Businessmen". Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
A world map of the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International