Ali Larijani: Iran should set up special organization to deal with major economic corruption
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 7 / Trend F.Mehdi /
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has said that a special organization should be established to combat major economic corruptions in the country, IRNA reported.
The organization should be a subsidiary of the Judiciary System and all intelligence and law enforcement units should support it, he noted.
"Major economic corruption cases are usually linked with elements of power in countries," he said, adding that tough punishments are considered for such crimes.
Iran has risen from 146th on the list of 183 countries to 120th in Corruption Perception Index 2011, showing a tremendous breakthrough in fighting corruption and advancing the good governance.
Transparency International's 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) shows that Iran's score of Corruption Perception Index has risen from 2.2 in 2010 to 2.7 in 2011.
By progressing the country's score of Corruption Perception Index, Iran's rank has been picked up from 146th in last year to 120th in 2011.
The index scores 183 countries and territories from 0 (highly corrupt) to 10 (very clean) based on perceived levels of public sector corruption.