Iran caps salaries in bid to end scandal

Iran has been gripped by a scandal ever since the payslips of executives at several public companies were leaked two months ago, showing salaries more than 100 times that of their average workersIran’s government said Tuesday it would cap salaries for public officials as it seeks to dampen a scandal over exorbitant pay that has threatened to derail President Hassan Rouhani’s re-election hopes. The payslips of executives at several public companies were leaked in May, showing that many earned over 100 times more than the average worker. On Tuesday, the government said it would cap monthly salaries for public officials at 189 million rials ($6,100), and 100 million rials for those in political roles.

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