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Iran underlines need for greater judicial transparency

Iran President Hassan Rouhani identified "corruption" as the key obstacle to attracting private investments and underlined the significance of the judicial system in combating corruption. He said penalties alone will not solve the corruption issue, and that the root causes would have to be tackled. According to Rouhani, the use of e-government systems could reduce corruption, as could “transparency in laws and in judicial sentences” and the feeling of “security.”