Iran president to resign over spat?
Times of India
30-Apr-2011 (3 comments)
TEHRAN: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has reportedly stopped showing up for work, sparking rumors of a possible power shift in the country. There are even rumors that Ahmadinejad is at his home in eastern Tehran and plans to resign.

According to Fox News, Iran's complex power structure has for years been compared to a multi-headed hydra, with multiple points of strength. However, the struggle now appears to have boiled down to a showdown between Ahmadinejad and Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The president is reportedly involved in a dispute with the country's clergy for allegedly ignoring Khamenei's orders over the dismissal of the intelligence chief. According to the Iranian constitution, Khamenei has the final say on all state matters and can even veto decisions by the president on certain cabinet matters.

The rift started after Ahmadinejad dismissed his intelligence chief Heydar Moslehi, but faced a veto by Khamenei. Last week, Khamenei reiterated his right to veto any decision by Ahmadinejad he considered as not being in line with Iran's interests.

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You are welcome! Thank you for your valuable contributions to the News Section. Your super title was funny, but had to be changed to maintain the News Section's consistency. I hope this does not disourage you from using humor in your super titles again, as humor is most welcome. Thanks again.

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Fits to be mentioned in the comment thread at least. Now I am curious about the title that you chose.


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