Iran’s government will not keep silent about “dirty money” – senior Rouhani consultant
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 8
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Akbar Torkan, senior consultant to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, said that in the upcoming Iranian year (starting March 21), the government will reveal the names of many who try to enter the country's political scene through illegitimate money.
"We will not let some people gain victory with dirty money and we will disclose things whenever necessary," he asserted, referring to the next parliamentary elections of Iran that are going to be held in early 2016, IRNA news agency reported Mar. 8.
"ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was not a person or a government, but rather a well-planned current. But this current now claims that it does not recognize Ahmadinejad, whereas the reality is otherwise," Torkan asserted.
"This intellectual, political, and economic current sought its interests in the unjustified opportunities of the previous administration. They will not be able to claim they are clean of their crimes and their assistance in the crimes even if they baptize ten times."
They are forming new coalitions and chose new names to say they are not what they were in the past, he pointed out.
Interior Minister Abdol Reza Rahmani Fazli had said in a conference on illegal drugs in Tehran on Feb. 21 that some money made by drug trafficking "enters the political scene and is spent in the form of help in elections and decision-makings."
Fazli had also said "A great part of moral corruption in the country has to do with the introduction of dirty money into politics."