Iranian president pledges to deal with payments scandal

Politics Materials 17 July 2016 12:28 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 17

By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to deal with the issue of “unconventional” salaries.

“The government promises to tackle the unconventional salaries,” IRNA news agency quoted President Rouhani as saying at a gathering of people in the western province of Kermanshah.

Saying that the government has already taken immediate measures against the unconventionally high salaries paid to a group of senior managers at the country, he added that these types of violation of law will not make the people to forget “embezzlements” that took place in the country in past, IRNA news agency reported.

“The government pledges to settle the issue of unconventional salaries but the government will not forget about the violations of the law that took place in the previous years and also the issue of fighting against the corruption,” he added.

The president is in Kermanshah Province on a one-day official visit as part of his provincial tours.

Over the past three months, President Hassan Rouhani’s government has been harshly criticized as the payslips of several high-ranking government employees were leaked online, revealing that they were receiving unusually high salaries or bonuses.

Several high-ranking financial managers were later dismissed over the scandal.