Head of Iran's IPO denies being banned to leave country

Iran Materials 24 December 2018 17:26 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, Dec.24


Head Iran's Privatization Organization (IPO) Mir Ali Ashraf Pouri-Hosseini has denied rumors of being banned from leaving Iran.

Previously, a letter of the a few number of Iranian MPs to the head of the judiciary stated to investigate the violations of the IPO and also had a request to ban Pouri-Hosseini from leaving the country.

"I have not been banned from leaving the country until now," he said, Trend reports via Tasnim news agency.

“So far, the Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance has not said anything about dismissing me from my post, and I have heard this news only through news agencies,” Pouri-Hosseini said referring to the rumors about his dismissal from the IPO.

On December 22, in a letter to the head of the judiciary, 55 members of parliament called for the establishment of a special branch to investigate possible violations of the transfer of state-owned companies to private sector, under the management of Pouri-Hosseini, head of the privatization organization.