Iranian prosecutors indict former governor

Valiollah Seif
Valiollah Seif
Mohammad Hassanzadeh

Iranian prosecutors have laid charges against Valiollah Seif, the country’s central bank governor between 2013 and 2018, accusing him of administrative violations and “dereliction of duty”.

The media outlet Al Jazeera, citing a semi-official Iranian news agency, reported that prosecutor Ali Alqasi-Mehr accused Seif of “wasting” more than $30 billion and 60 tonnes of gold. Iranian president Hassan Rouhani first proposed Seif as governor to the central bank board in 2013. The bank’s board removed

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