This report from the Persian-language ‘Popcorn’ news site runs by Iranian dissidents focuses on the massive financial corruption involving senior officials including the head of the regime judiciary, Sadeq Larijani, which has led to a number of banks and credit institutions in Iran closing down in recent months.
The voiceover says, “The Supreme Leader has issued a warning to Sadeq Larijani. At a secret meeting on Wednesday, October 4th at the home of the Supreme Leader, Larijani, the head of the Judiciary, was given a six-month deadline to take the necessary measures to resolve a number of problems. According to the Amadnews website, on Wednesday, after attending and conducting the morning prayers at the funeral of Mohsen Hojaji [IRGC officer killed in Syria], Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran, subsequently met with Hojaji’s family members. After this at 8:00 a.m., a secret meeting was held in the Supreme Leader’s home, with the meeting focusing on issues surrounding Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan, with some decisions being made on these issues. During the meeting, the attendees raised some concerns about regional affairs with a series of reports on various issues being presented to the Supreme Leader; a number of decisions were taken based on these reports.
One part of the meeting was dedicated to deciding on a deadline for Sadeq Larijani, with one of the attendees presenting a report to the others there concerning the situation of imprisoned Dr. Mahdi Khazali [a prominent reformist] in prison. After reviewing his case, it was determined that he would be immediately released from prison by paying a small sum in bail. The bail money was taken to the court the same day by Mahdi Khazali’s son, and a couple of days ago, the political prisoner who thrown into prison due to a personal vendetta by Sadeq Larijani, was finally set free.
In addition, Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel [a member of the Expediency Council] indicated the massive problems faced by many people due to recent bankruptcies suffered by banks and credit institutions, and the judiciary’s inability to address this issue. He called for an appropriate strategy to address these problems.
In connection with this issue, there was discussion during the meeting of the reasons behind the 63 bank accounts held by Sadeq Larijani. Another subject of discussion was the case of Zahra Larijani, Sadeq Larijani’s daughter, who faces charges of spying for England, with Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel raising the subject and calling for a prompt and discreet investigation of the case which he considers to be an important and sensitive matter.
After presenting the views of the participants in the meeting, which was held in Ali Khamenei’s home, Sadeq Larijani, the head of the Iranian regime’s judiciary, was given a six-month deadline to resolve the issue of those who lost their funds and savings due to the bankruptcy of credit institutions, and to provide fully transparent details of the 63 bank accounts belonging to him, along with the expenses and receipts connected with these accounts. The attendees at the meeting specified that these six months was a final deadline, issuing a warning that in the event of Sadeq failing to satisfactorily resolve both issues within this period the regime officials would meet again to decide on what further action to take.”