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Tehran Official Says Iran Has 'Epidemic' of Municipal Corruption

A municipal leader in the Iranian capital, Tehran, has made an unusual acknowledgement of mass corruption by municipal workers around the country, calling it an epidemic. In an interview with Iranian state news agency ISNA published on Monday, Tehran City Council chairman Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani said municipalities committed 26,000 corruption offenses involving construction and zoning permits in the capital and elsewhere in 2016 and 2017. He said the problem has become so widespread...

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