Iran Intelligence Ministry stresses fighting corruption
Tehran, Iran's Intelligence Ministry in a statement released on Sunday underlined fighting corruption in line with the Supreme Leader's order.
Accelerating the process of combating corruption and punishing the corrupt people will help conquering the economic war imposed by the world arrogance, the Intelligence Ministry said in the statement.
The Intelligence Ministry declared that it is ready to help other branches of power, including the Judiciary to promote economic security and fight corruption.
On Saturday evening, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the verdicts for economic saboteurs should be issued quickly and fairly, recommending courts to take necessary care while handing down the verdicts.
Iran's top Leader made the remarks in response to a letter sent to him by Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani seeking permission to take special measures to decisively and rapidly confront those disrupting the national economy, according to the law.
In his letter, Larijani referred to the economic warfare launched against the Islamic Republic by its enemies and wrongdoings of certain economic saboteurs in line with the goals of the enemies, asking for the Leader's permission to take special actions to decisively confront those disrupting the economic system of the Islamic Republic, according to the law.
The letter also proposed that suspension or commuting the sentences of economic saboteurs be banned.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution agreed to Larijani's proposal, stressing that the economic saboteurs must be punished quickly and fairly.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA