Iranian economist: I can’t recollect such ‘corruption and plunder’


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Promiment Iranian economist Saeed Leylaz, who was imprisoned for criticizing former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s economic policies, has given one of his most extensive interviews since the new administration has taken office, in which he talks about the corruption of the previous administration and what the new administration needs to do to address the country’s economic problems that he said “put the entire system in danger.”

“We have turned into the most financially corrupt country in the history of the Middle East,” said Leylaz in the Q&A with Jahaan-e Sanat (World Industry), a daily which focuses on economic news. “I cannot recollect such a wave of corruption and plunder in any other country.” Continue reading