Iran Leader urges country’s Judiciary to root out corruption

2023-06-28 19:52:27
Iran Leader urges country’s Judiciary to root out corruption

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has called on the Islamic Republic’s Judiciary to fight corruption both within and outside of the government branch.

The Leader made the remarks on Tuesday marking the martyrdom anniversary of Iran’s first chief justice, Mohammad Beheshti, and 72 other government officials and employees, in a terror bombing in 1981 perpetrated by the Western-backed MKO terrorist group.

“Corruption is contagious… when it enters a system, the disease spreads and expands day by day,” the Leader emphasized on Tuesday.

“Fighting corruption both inside and outside the Judiciary is one of your duties.” Ayatollah Khamenei further insisted, pointing out that while the overwhelming majority of those serving in the Judiciary maintain “dignity” despite performing difficult task with considerably low wages, there is also a small minority of them that abuse their position and tarnish the image of the justice system.

The Leader then pointed out that other government branches are also tasked with clamping down on corruption outside the Judiciary Branch.

“It means that sometimes corruption happens [and] its source is not the Judiciary, but the executive branch, the legislative branch, or the Armed Forces. They must stop corruption as well… If it does not vanish, then it is the duty of the Judiciary to intervene,” Ayatollah Khamenei asserted.

The Leader also said that today there are malicious individuals engaged in spreading rumors about the Judiciary, adding that such claims “are much exaggerated than what's actually taking place in the Judiciary.”

Iran’s Judiciary is “one of the main pillars” of the Islamic establishment, Ayatollah Khamenei stressed, warning that any disruptions in the Judiciary can lead to disorder in the entire system.


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