Ahmadinejad says to reveal names of economic criminals

TEHRAN, May 31 (MNA) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday that he will soon release the name of the country’s economic criminals.

“In one of the TV interviews that I see fit (I) will announce the names of some economic criminals and will let people know about their cases,” he told a gathering of people in Savojbolagh, Tehran Province.

 

“Unfortunately one of the problems that existed in our country for two to three decades was the use of some special privileges by certain people,” he added.

 

He pointed out that some people with connections enjoyed special privileges to make billions while, right beside them tens of thousands of people were struggling with poverty and economic problems.

 

He blamed discrimination and injustices for Iran’s economic woes and the underdevelopment of the country’s villages before he took office.

 

Three years ago statistics showed that less that 10 percent of the population had access to over 90 percent of the country’s bank loans, he said.

 

There were numerous cases in which those who had obtained large loans would not pay back their debts, Ahmadinejad added.

 

He went on to say that some officials who made a fortune after the revolution would use their influence to protect those who had not paid back the loans. 

 

After twenty years of holding important positions, these people are now “billionaires and multi-billionaires”.

 

“God willing in one of the TV interviews…I will name these people and (will say) what they have done during these years.”

 

SL/PA

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