Ahmadinejad reveals cabinet nominees to Parliament
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad submitted his list of candidates for the Cabinet to Parliament, but he did not name three key ministers, including the Defense Minister, Justice Minister and Commerce Minister. (ILNA)
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According to Tabnak (affiliated with Mohsen Rezaei), the live TV program in which Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was supposed to answer questions about the cabinet was postponed to Thursday’s night after 9 p.m. news program.
Many people in Iran are reportedly getting ready to chant Allahu Akbar (God is Great) while Ahmadinejad is speaking on TV sometime between 9 to 10 pm Thursday night.
Grand Ayatollah supports Karroubi
According to Mousavi’s Facebook page:
Grand Ayatollah Bayat-Zanjani released a statement praising and expressing his appreciation for Karroubi’s bravery and courage (in writing the letter that revealed the allegations of rape in prisons), and warned authorities to understand the mea ning of the Prophet Mohammad’s teaching that says “A realm will survive without believing in God, but will not survive with oppression.”
(We cleaned up the English to make it more readable.)
Larijani to sack Tehran prosecutor
(Tehran Bureau) New Judiciary Chief Sadeq Larijani is set to remove Tehran prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi, according to informed sources.
The report, carried by the Jomhuri Islami daily, says Mortazavi will be replaced by the prosecutor of one of the eastern provinces.
According to the report by Mowjcamp, Larijani will be reshuffling a number of other high-ranking judiciary officials.
1. Kamran Daneshju – (Ministry of Science, Research and Technology)
2. Mostafa Mohammad Najjar (Ministry of Interior)
3. Manouchehr Mottaki (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
4. Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini (Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance)
5. Mohammad Soleymani or Reza Taghipoor (Ministry of Information and Communication Technology)
6. Abdolreza Sheykholeslami (Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs)
7. Susan Keshavarz (Ministry of Education)
8. Seyyed Masoud Mir Kazemi (Ministry of Petroleum)
9. Mohammad Aliabadi (Ministry of Energy)
10. Sadegh Khalilian (Ministry of Commerce)
11. Ali Nikzad (Ministry of Housing and Urban Development)
12. Hamid Behbahani (Ministry of Transportation)
13. Montazeri (Ministry of Justice) (not the Grand Ayatollah)
14. Habibollah Boorboor (Ministry of Agricultural Jahad)
15. Ahmad Hamidi (Ministry of Defense)
Ahmadinejad previously revealed the name of six candidates:
16. Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi (Ministry of Health)
17. Fatemeh Ajorlou (Ministry of Welfare and Social Security)
18. Heydar Moslehi (Ministry of Intelligence and Security)
19. Ali Akbar Mehrabian (Ministry of Industries and Mines)
20. Seyyed Shamseddin Hosseini (Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs)
21. Mohammad Abbasi (Ministry of Cooperative)