The head of Iran’s Central Bank says it will make every effort to prevent “tainted money from entering the elections”.


IRNA reports that on January 23, Valiollah Seif said there is concern about “complex money-laundering operations” and the bank is on alert to prevent them from affecting the elections.

He stressed that the banking system has made it a priority to identify the money-laundering operations.

Last year, Iran’s minister of the interior warned against “tainted money” entering the country’s political arena to buy votes.

The Interior Minister was summoned to parliament and reprimanded for making such statements.

Iran’s parliamentary elections as well as elections for the Assembly of Experts are scheduled to be held in March.