Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has hailed Iran’s Judiciary drive against corruption, saying the battle should continue “without negligence.”
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks via a video conference with officials of Iran’s Judiciary on Saturday.
Expressing his satisfaction with the Judiciary’s measures over the past year, the Leader said, “The fight against corruption, which has reached its peak in this period, should strongly continue without negligence and on the basis of rights, justice and law, with no encroachment and oppression of innocent people.”
“The anti-corruption fight [conducted] without consideration and negligence offers hope to the people as financial and economic corruption – like the coronavirus – are very dangerous and highly contagious,” Ayatollah Khamenei stated.
“The only difference between the coronavirus and the corruption virus is that the coronavirus can be removed by washing hands while the only way to deal with the corruption virus is to cut off the corrupt person’s hand,” the Leader added.[This item is being updated.]