Sharm el-Sheikh (IP) – Iran's Minister of Justice says despite special measures in the fight against corruption, the Islamic Republic of Iran still faces international challenges and obstacles in the field of prevention and fight against corruption.

Iran PressAfrica: Iran's Minister of Justice Amin-Hossein Rahimi said on Monday at the ninth meeting of the member states of the Conference of the States Parties in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt: "Unilateral coercive action, which violates the fundamental principles of international law and the principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, has prevented the allocation of the necessary resources to fight corruption in the international arena."

He added that these kinds of actions prevent cooperation with other governments, especially in the area of return of assets and revenues from corruption.

Iran's Minister of Justice stated: "The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that just as any action to strengthen international cooperation in the fight against corruption is necessary, the disruptive actions of this cooperation should be rejected by the international community with the same reasoning."

Iran's Minister of Justice traveled to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Monday morning to attend the ninth Conference of the States Parties to the Anti-corruption Convention.

The Conference of the States Parties (COSP) is the main policymaking body of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. It supports States parties and signatories in implementing the Convention and gives policy guidance to UNODC to develop and implement anti-corruption activities.
The 186-member United Nations Convention against Corruption is the most comprehensive document on combating economic and administrative corruption at the international level.


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