Divulging list of corruptionists not belongs to president's powers: Iranian Justice Ministry Press Secretary

Politics Materials 2 June 2009 16:24 (UTC +04:00)

Publication of list of officials involved in corruption is the Justice Ministry's authority, but not President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's, the Justice Ministry's press secretary said.

The Justice Ministry attentively studies the reports on corruption, sent from the Security Ministry, Accounting and Research Center, the Iranian Justice Ministry's Press Secretary Alireza Jamshidi said at a news conference in Tehran, the Mehr news agency reported. During the election campaign in the Mashhad city, President Ahmadinejad said that if necessary, he is ready to publish a list associated with the oil mafia and corruptionists.

Presidential elections in Iran will be held on June 12.

Earlier, Ahmadinejad repeatedly promised that he will publish a list of corruptionists, but no real steps have been taken. During the speech in the Mashhad city, Iran's president called on the Ministry of Justice, "change eye-glasses".

Jamshid said the Justice Ministry's eye glasses are law and it is unchangeable.