By John Lee.
Transparency International has said that Iran’s ranking has fallen eight places in its global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).
From a total of 180 countries, Iran came in at number 138; last year’s position was 130 out of 180 countries.
This result puts it on equal ranking with Lebanon and Russia, ahead of countries such as Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe, and behind Paraguay and Myanmar.
Denmark beat New Zealand to first place, with Somalia in last place.
The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople.