Capitalism is main source of global corruption: Ahmadinejad

May 23, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that capitalism is the main source of corruption in the world.

Ahmadinejad made the remarks in Tehran on Sunday during a meeting with a number of directors of anti-corruption establishments of member states of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), who attended a conference on campaign against corruption, which opened in Tehran on Saturday and closed yesterday.
“Capitalism and the capitalists, who are ruling over the world, are the main source of corruption prevailing in the world. And campaigning against them, with the aim of restoring the legitimate but trampled rights of nations, is a universal duty and mission,” Ahmadinejad stated.
The main problem facing the human society is the fact that unvirtuous and corrupt rulers are running the world’s main political and economic centers, he observed.
Ahmadinejad added, “Unvirtuous persons become a main source of corruption and oppression wherever they gain power. Therefore, currently, one of (our) important missions is to help prevent such persons from coming to power.”
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ahmadinejad said that the major source of global economic corruption is the dominance of dollar in the world.
The Iranian president also criticized the unjust economic system ruling the world, saying, “If an independent country wants to get a one-billion-dollar loan from the world’s financial centers, it should wait for many years and can obtain the loan only after meeting certain conditions. However, those centers offer loans of 50 and 100 billion dollars to their friendly and allied countries without imposing any condition on them.”
In conclusion, Ahmadinejad said that the member states of ECO should work hand in hand to help root out the phenomenon of corruption