Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has been summoned by the country's parliament to clarify the controversial
remarks he gave concerning “rampant” money laundering in Iran.
Zarif earlier confirmed there are money-laundering operations taking place in Iran, adding that the perpetrators are supported by strong media channels.
The foreign minister said in a statement to the Iranian Khabar Online News Agency that many people are laundering hundreds of billions of tomans (Iranian currency), adding that these people spend millions themselves to form a public opinion against money laundering.
The Iranian minister avoided revealing any information about the identity of the individuals or institutions involved in the money-laundering operations.