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Tehran - Iran Parliament To Question Ahmadinejad Over Fraud

Published on: October 30, 2011 10:36 AM
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FILE - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flashes the victory sign before his meeting with leaders  of the Palestinian group Hamas during the 'International Conference to Support the Palestinian Intifada' in Tehran, Iran, 02 October 2011. EPAFILE - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flashes the victory sign before his meeting with leaders of the Palestinian group Hamas during the 'International Conference to Support the Palestinian Intifada' in Tehran, Iran, 02 October 2011. EPA

Tehran - Iran’s parliament is set to summon President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for questioning over an economic scandal and his polices.

He would be the first president to be hauled before the Iranian parliament, a serious blow to his standing in a drawn out conflict involving the president, the parliament and Iran’s powerful clerics.

At least 73 lawmakers signed a petition to question Ahmadinejad, just above one-quarter of the 290 members required by Iran’s constitution to call in a president.

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Earlier the parliament found Ahmadinejad’s economics minister guilty in relation to a $2.6 million fraud case, considered the largest in Iran’s history.

The case is linked to Ahmadinejad’s internal political power struggles with the clergy and parliament, which accuses him of overstepping his authority.


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 Oct 30, 2011 at 01:58 PM Benny Says:

Good for him

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 Oct 30, 2011 at 03:14 PM Anon Ibid Opcit Says:

The Iranian President has very little actual power. Most of it rests with the Supreme Religious Council. The West's continuing attention to him has been the best thing possible for his political career.

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