Ahmadinejad on the defensive: $1 billion in Iran's oil money goes missing
NICOSIA — The government of Iran has concealed $1 billion in surplus oil
revenue according to a finding that challenges the administration of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The Iranian National Audit Office said more than $1 billion in surplus
oil income failed to be deposited in the state treasury.
which could open the Iranian government to legal proceedings, concerned the
oil revenue in the 2006-07 budget year, Middle East Newsline reported.
"In the energy section of this report it has been mentioned that $1
billion of extra oil income has not been returned to the country's public
treasury," Iranian parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani said.