Speaking via a video conference with officials of the Judiciary on Saturday, Ayatollah Khamenei 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,” the Leader said, adding, “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 movement to fight corruption, which may be witnessed now in the Judiciary during Mr. (Ibrahim) Raisi’s term, began during the time of Mr. (Sadeq) Amoli Larijani. He had started this effort from both within and outside of the Judiciary,” the Leader further said, according to Khamenei.ir.
“A key point in fighting corruption is supervision and reporting by the public. Legal infrastructures should be built for this purpose so that the security of reporters is protected and they feel the Judiciary supports them. Nevertheless, baseless accusations should not be allowed.”
Ayatollah Khamenei also referred to enemy measures against the country, saying, “If we do our duty, by God’s grace, the hostilities of the evil US and the evil UK as well as the European governments’ measures aimed at “maximum pressure,” as they call it, will fail. This will result in the Iranian nation’s punch striking them and pushing them back.”