MEK Iran: Lies Over Corruption
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s new president, declared the “twelve principles governing the national plan for preventing and combating administrative and economic corruption.”
The management of Astan-e Quds Razavi
Ironically, Raisi was a key figure in the management of Astan-e Quds Razavi (AQR), one of the major endowment foundations in the Middle East.
“There are four institutions in our country that control 60% of the national wealth. This comprises the Imam’s Directive Executive Headquarters (Setad Ejraie Farman Imam), Khatam-ol-Anbiay Base, Astan-e Quds, and the Oppressed and Disabled Foundation. In an interview with the state-run Alef news agency on September 21, 2019, Behzad Nabavi, a cabinet minister in numerous administrations, said that none of these institutions are connected to the government and parliament.
An exclusive investigation by the (PMOI / MEK Iran)
The AQR, according to an exclusive investigation by the Iranian Resistance the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), “enjoys tax exemption; its assets include 50 large companies and 43 percent of Mashhad real estate, Iran’s second-most populous city.” To put it another way, AQR has almost 13,000 acres of the property only in Mashhad.”
Raisi was, in other words, in control of one of Iran’s most compromised institutions. Raisi went on to become the regime’s Judiciary Chief in 2019, another corrupt institution. On May 11, Gholamhossein Esmaili, the then-spokesperson for the Court, announced the arrest of 200 judiciary employees.
Slogan about fighting corruption
On Thursday, the regime’s state-run media criticized Raisi’s boast of fighting corruption. “Slogan about fighting corruption that we’ve heard for years.” The publication then goes on to criticize Raisi’s decision to fight corruption, asking, “Why did Mr. Raisi run for president to fight corruption?” Wasn’t he able to take action against corruption when he was the Chief of the Judiciary?” On the same day, the state-run Etemad newspaper published an article.
Raisi is in charge of the government’s anti-corruption efforts. Now let’s take a look at some of the government’s other crooked officials.
Mokhber was sanctioned by the EU
Mohammad Mokhber, Raisi’s first vice-president, was the head of another massive financial organization, the “Execution of Khomeini’s Order (EIKO).” Since 2007, he has been the leader of this looting organization with billions of dollars in assets. He also worked for the Mostazafan Foundation, another massive corporation, as the Deputy Director of Commerce and Transportation.
Mokhber was sanctioned by the EU in 2010 for his participation in the regime’s missile and nuclear programs, and by the US on January 15, 2016, for taking the assets of political opponents and religious minorities.
Rostam Ghasemi was another commander of IRGC
Raisi’s building minister, Rostam Ghasemi, was the commander of the Khatam-ol-Anbiya Base before becoming Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s oil minister.
Ghasemi supervised enormous financial irregularities, embezzlement, kickbacks, bribes, and other financial crimes during his time as oil minister, including the acquisition of 30 oil rigs without following “procurement tender formalities.” He also approved the acquisition of additional 25 oil rigs and managed the “disappearance” of numerous oil rigs, one of which (Fortuna), which cost $87 million and was later discovered in the Gulf of Mexico, costing $87 million.
Raisi and his government
A single look at Raisi and his government debunks any claim to be fighting corruption. When it comes to proposing answers to economic difficulties, he frequently employs the phrase “God willing.”
Iran and its people have been robbed of their riches by the dictatorship. They do not accept these false promises, as they emphasize in their daily rallies with chants such as “enough with lies, our tables are empty.”
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