[Saeed Jalili, conservative politician and diplomat who was secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, is talking about how he had confronted the issue of 3000 billion tomans embezzlement, while disregarding the fact that the embezzler was one the regime’s personalities.]
Student asks about an embezzlement case: Greeting to the audience. The host asked, ‘how many cans would 200 million tomans take?’ And I want to ask you, how many cans would 3000 billion tomans take?
Saeed Jalili says addressing the issue of corruption is his top priority: One of our fundamental arguments is that if there is corruption at any level of the regime in the country, it should be confronted. As for the 3000 billion tomans that you mentioned, it is one of those cases of corruption that was exposed. Then what happened to it at the end?
Jalili explains how he followed up the embezzlement case to the end: We did not say that the embezzler of 3000 billion tomans is one the regime’s personalities. But we followed it up. We investigated the issue of 3000 billion toman embezzlement. And in National Security Council, we took it seriously. What happened at the end? 3000 billion tomans returned, and that person was executed. God Willing, we will do the same in the issue of 8000 billion tomans and other cases.