By John Lee.
Transparency International has said that Iran’s ranking has improved one place its global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).
From a total of 180 countries, Iran came in at number 130; last year’s position was 131 out of 176 countries.
This result puts it behind countries such as Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Moldova, and just ahead of Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Mexico.
New Zealand beat Denmark to first place.
The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople.