Iran's parliament moves to tax bodies overseen by supreme leader

December 11, 2014 7:10 PM

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Iran's parliament moves to tax bodies overseen by supreme leader

(Reuters) - Iran's parliament has passed a resolution to tax organizations overseen by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the armed forces, an unusual move by the legislature into areas dominated by the most powerful figures in the country.

Iran's economy has been severely damaged by plunging oil prices, sanctions imposed over its nuclear activity and a weak currency, so parliamentarians may view the institutions as untapped sources of badly needed revenue for the government.

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