Central bank head in Iran faces corruption trial

IRAN - Iran's judiciary revealed on Tuesday that it intended to go ahead with the trials of the oil minister, the governor of the central bank and other senior politicians as part of an anti-corruption drive launched by the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Analysts said the trials would deal another serious blow to Mohammad Khatami, the moderate president whose attempts at political and economic reforms have been repeatedly stymied by hardline rivals in control of the judiciary.

Reports of

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