MEK Iran: Raisi’s Corruption Plan
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that Iranian regime president Ebrahim Raisi unveiled a 12-point plan to combat economic and management corruption on Wednesday.
Corruption within the administration
Raisi stated during his cabinet meeting that one of his government’s top tasks will be to detect corruption bottlenecks and eliminate any potential corruption within the administration. “The government is responsible for preventing corruption, and the judiciary is responsible for prosecuting corruption charges,” Raisi stated.
Such allegations are outrageous, especially coming from the leader of a government comprised of criminals and thieves.
The regime’s tax-exempt entities
Mohammad Mokhber, Raisi’s chief of staff, was the head of the EIKO (Execution of Khomeini’s Order) in 2007. EIKO is a large economic conglomerate that is part of the regime’s tax-exempt entities and reports directly to Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader.
EIKO has stolen billions of dollars from the Iranian people’s assets throughout the years. EIKO has $95 billion in assets, according to a Reuters story from 2013. The US imposed sanctions on EIKO and other regime-run organizations in January 2021, claiming that their assets were used by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to enrich his office, reward his political allies, and harass the regime’s perceived enemies.
And Raisi’s construction minister, Rostam Ghassemi, is a former oil minister and one of the major suspects in multiple embezzlement investigations. He was involved in the Babak Zanjani dossier, a regime-connected businessman who stole billions of dollars in oil revenue with his accomplices.
Ironically. Hossein Modares Khiabani was named governor of Sistan and Baluchestan by Raisi. When Modarres Khiabani was nominated as minister of industries, mines, and trading in 2020, the Majlis (parliament) declined to offer him a vote of confidence since he is so deeply entangled in corruption. According to regime analysts, Khiabani received 1.17 billion rials in salary in July 2021, which is orders of magnitude more than most Iranians earn in a year.
And the judiciary, which is intended to pursue corrupt executives, is riddled with it. Many of the judiciary personnel convicted with corruption were close acquaintances of Raisi during his time in the judiciary branch.
Since taking office in August, Raisi’s tone on dealing with corruption, which is one of the regime’s chronic problems, has stayed in the “God willing” attitude. As a result of continuous corruption and lack of accountability, neither surging prices nor rampant inflation has decreased in the least, on the contrary, both have worsened.
The supreme leader is the definition of corruption
Fighting corruption in a regime where the supreme leader is the definition of corruption is nonsense. Raisi’s promises to combat corruption are just as empty as those of his predecessors.
However, the regime has drained the country and its people of their last rials, and the people now have nothing left to lose. This is why, despite the regime’s brutality, the spread of the coronavirus, and a slew of other issues, protests persist across the country.