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‘Corruption’ in Iran ignites war of words between Rowhani, Larijani

Rowhani announced through his Twitter account his willingness to reveal the presidency accounts, calling Larijani, who is close to Supreme Leader Khamenei to show details of all accounts of the judiciary.

A war of words, unlike any since the spread of the Iranian revolution in 1979, has erupted between Iranian President Hassan Rowhani and judiciary chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani in which each one accused the other of "corruption" and demanded  the other reveal their accounts to the discomfiture of the Iranian citizens.

Rowhani announced through his Twitter account his willingness to reveal the presidency accounts, calling Larijani, who is close to Supreme Leader Khamenei to show details of all accounts of the judiciary.

Rowhani wrote last night on his  Twitter account that “his government is ready to reveal all income and expense accounts, provided that the judicial authority does the same thing.”

This statement comes in response to Larijani’s accusation two days ago, where he accused the president of  receiving financial support in the last election campaign in 2013 from Zanjani Babak, whohas been accused of stealing money up to billions of dollars.

Larijani threatened that he would order the arrest of all who have received support from Zanjani.

Iranian media are split between supporters and opponents around the flaming war of words between the two, which was higlighted in local newspaper "Shahrvand" in which it described what is happening in the country as "the beginning of the Big Game."
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 4 January 2017 KSA 22:22 - GMT 19:22
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