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July 26, 2009

More Cabinet Drama as Ahmadinejad Fires Intelligence Minister

First came reports that Ahmadinejad was sacking the ministers of intelligence, culture and labor for opposing his appointment of Mashaei as first vice president.
However, Press TV reports that after Parliament members declared this meant he would have to face a vote of confidence in accordance with the Iranian constitution, Ahmadinejad has decided to only dismiss the minister of intelligence, Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei.
Of course, it is highly unlikely that Ahmadinejad will reappoint the ministers he so clearly wants to fire. However, he may run into trouble getting his new ministers approved by an increasingly hostile parliament.

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