Dec. 27, 2018
Iranian MP: 1,800 Religious Scholars, Preachers Hold Posts in Oil Ministry (Al Arabiya)
The head of the Iranian Parliament Commission on Energy, Hassan Wand, said 1,800 religious scholars have been appointed to posts in the Oil Ministry under the guidance of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, although their job titles and the nature of their roles is unknown.
Iranian citizens have recently criticized religious scholars for their role in corruption and domination of power in the country at the expense of marginalized groups.
A spokesman for Iran’s religious clergy, Ghulam Reza Musbahi Muqaddam, warned against the increasing phenomenon of clerics being stabbed in the streets by disgruntled citizens.