Iranian parliamentarian reveals “Rouhani” scheme to smuggle gold and dollars

Parliamentarian Karim Qaddousi accused the Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, of overseeing the transfer of billions of dollars and several tons of gold to Iraqi Kurdistan in recent years.

And the Iranian (semi-official) Iranian news agency, on Wednesday, reported quoting Qaddousi, who is affiliated with the fundamentalist wing loyal to the guide Ali Khamenei, who made two days ago in an open parliamentary session, in which he said that 3 smuggling gangs transferred over the past three years 36.1 billion dollars and 80 tons. From gold to the city of Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Qadousi, the deputy of Mashhad, indicated that Hassan Rouhani gave orders to pump that money from the country’s treasury into the foreign exchange market and then it was smuggled by gangs to smuggle goods and drugs to Sulaimaniyah between 2017 and 2019, he said.

The Iranian MP did not clarify any further details about the scenes of the accusations that he made against his country, pointing out that the issue was discussed by the National Security Committee inside Parliament 3 years ago in the presence of the President of the Iranian Central Bank, the Minister of Intelligence, the head of the Revolutionary Guards Intelligence Service and the Minister of Finance, according to Mehr.

Karim Qadousi considered that the Hassan Rouhani government was the main reason behind what she called “the discord of petrol”, which resulted in the outbreak of massive popular protests, in mid-November, in protest against raising fuel prices to about 300%.

The deputy attacked Mashhad, the economic policies implemented by the Rouhani government during his second presidential term, which led to the devaluation of the local currency, in conjunction with the sanctions that Washington re-imposed on Tehran after withdrawing from the nuclear deal in 2018.

It is noteworthy that the Iranian opposition accused in its reports the Revolutionary Guard militia of involvement in smuggling huge funds and tons of gold out of the country with the aim of financing pro-regime militias in countries such as Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.

It is noteworthy that the Iranian political scene usually witnesses debates between the affiliates of the reformists and the fundamentalists in the context of competition for positions of power, which lies on the top of the guide Ali Khamenei.

An Iranian parliamentarian 8 months ago revealed the details of an intense rhetoric that occurred between Hassan Rouhani and a member of the Supreme Council for the Cultural Revolution in Iran, whose members Khamenei appoints.

The whole novel, reported by the Fars News Agency, which is close to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard militia, by Ali Reza Salimi, who indicated that Rouhani exchanged insults with Hassan Rahim Portazdi, a member of the Council, during an official meeting to discuss the decision to increase the price of gasoline by about 300%, November / November 2019.

According to the details, the Iranian president left the council meeting in anger, after Azhdadi called him a “dwarf” before the controversy between them intensified. While the protests later resulted in the killing of about 1500 protesters and the arrest of several thousand.