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Rouhani Orders Clampdown on Unlawful Vehicle Imports

President Hassan Rouhani has launched an anti-corruption crackdown on corrupt circles who have allegedly exploited an online registration website to illegally bring vehicles into the country
Rouhani Orders Clampdown on Unlawful Vehicle ImportsRouhani Orders Clampdown on Unlawful Vehicle Imports

President Hassan Rouhani has issued a two-week ultimatum to a string of government bodies to crack down on corrupt circles which have brought cars into Iran through illicit means and had the vehicles cleared from customs warehouses by forgery.
A litany of corruption allegations has rattled Iran’s auto market as reports of misconduct piled up and prompted the president himself to demand a full-scale and speedy inquiry into the matter.
To spearhead a transparency campaign and alleviate public concerns, Rouhani issued an official statement on Saturday, ordering several state bodies to investigate a possible ploy by “government employees, one computer company and a number of importers” to obtain clearance from the customs administration through illicit channels for several hundreds of vehicles brought into Iran.

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