December 9, 2014

THE ENDURANCE OF DEMOCRACY DEMANDS THAT YOU BREAK THE ARMED FORCES:

Rouhani confronts Iran's hardliners on corruption (Najmeh Bozorgmehr, 12/09/14, Financial Times)

Iran's president on Monday launched a strongly-worded attack on his hardline political rivals, warning that widespread corruption was jeopardising the Islamic republic and implying that the entrenched power of the Revolutionary Guards was a major source of fraud.

"Continuation of corruption, expansion of corruption and deepening of corruption means the [political] system and the [1979] revolution are at stake," Hassan Rouhani told an audience of senior officials at a conference in Tehran.

"If guns, money, newspapers and propaganda all gather in one place, one can be confident of corruption there," he said, in a clear reference to the hardline military force. "Even Abuzar and Salman [allies of Prophet Mohammad] would have become corrupt under one organisation that has accumulated everything."

Posted by at December 9, 2014 4:33 PM
  

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