The Ugly Consequences of Iran's Corrupt Governance

The National Interest -

The National Interest—Mariam Memarsadeghi Security, Middle East And what the United States can do about it. Thirty-three year old Emran Roshani-Moghadam worked as a security guard at the F19 well at the Yadavaran oil field in Iran’s petroleum-rich but deeply impoverished province of Khouzestan. His monthly salary could feed his family for barely a week, and he hadn’t been paid in many weeks. Desperate, he called the oil ministry contractor who had employed him to request a modest loan, something he hoped could hold...

A judge’s death highlights the moral rot and corruption in Iran’s legal system. Gholamreza Mansouri jailed journalists and dissidents. His apparent suicide is a denial of justice.