Corruption is such a widespread problem in Iran that it would be a mammoth task to rid it from the leadership. In fact, it could probably quite genuinely be described as an impossible task, simply for the fact that it is so deeply engrained at all levels across the board.

The people of Iran have recognised corruption as one of the reasons for the country’s failing economy and officials have tried to cover it up for years. It is such a contention point in the country’s politics that it cannot be ignored.

There are injustices in many areas, not least the justice system in Iran. The country’s justice chief is Ebrahim Raisi. His appointment has been very controversial because of his past position on a death committee during the 1988 massacre. He played a direct role in the incident that saw tens of thousands of members of the main opposition killed during one single summer.

Many families of those that were killed are still campaigning for justice, so to see that someone who ordered the execution of political dissidents is in such a position is a kick in the face. Raisi is talking about the reforms he is going to make to the justice system, saying that he is also going to be fighting corruption.

The Iranian regime’s President Hassan Rouhani, in the meantime, has been trying to find more excuses for the sorry state of political and economic affairs in the country.
Instead of actually working to change the situation, Rouhani has been making excuses and trying to shift the blame.

It seems that it is a regime-wide strategy to make out that the country is undergoing some major reforms. The regime knows that it is close to collapse and that the people are determined to see regime change. As well as cracking down on the people in a bid to limit dissent, the regime is perhaps trying to persuade the people that change is on the cards and that the regime’s priorities have changed.

However, the people cannot be so easily fooled. They know, that despite what the officials say they are doing, the regime is responsible for the state of affairs – political, economic and otherwise. They know that the regime is incapable of moderation and that its survival depends on its corrupt and malign policies.

Iranian newspaper, Hamdeli Daily, commenting on the corrupt practices among officials, including widespread embezzlement, said that corrupt practices will never cease under the current leadership. It noted that for the past three decades, justice departments have made information about corrupt practices available to the public via the press, and then there are promises to address it. Then the situation continues to go round in circles. It concluded that economic mismanagement and corruption is quite simply “an integral part” of the regime’s way to manage the country.

One thing is very clear – regime officials have absolutely no intentions of fighting the corruption that is lining their pockets.

Source » ncr-iran