Iran's Supreme Audit Court says president's claim of 1 billion dollars is wrong
The Supreme Audit Court sent a letter to Iran's state television Channel 3. During a live speech on June 10 at 22:45, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that the issue related to oil revenues of $1 billion lost in 2006, have been removed and all suspicion dismissed. Court said Ahmadinejad's allegations were untrue, the Mehr news agency reported.
Several months ago, the Iranian Parliament Accounts Tribunal circulated a report on missing of funds in the amount of $1 billion from oil sales, and that the funds had not been transferred to the state treasury. This issue has led to strengthening of criticism against the government. Opposition demanded to call upon the President to account for the loss of oil.
"Ahmadinejad said that the issue on funds missed from state budget in 2006 was closed. Court denies this statement, and the issue is considering by the Economic Court of the Supreme Audit Court. The case will be sent to the Supreme Court," the Supreme Audit Court of Iran press release said.