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July 16, 2009

Head of Iran Nuke Agency Resigns

AP is reporting that Gholam Reza Aghazadeh, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, has resigned.

Gholam Reza Aghazadeh gives no reason for his resignation from the post. Aghazadeh, however, has long been close to opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, who claims to be the victor in June 12 presidential elections and says the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is illegitimate.
Aghazadeh is quoted as telling the semi-official ISNA news agency that he submitted his resignation 20 days ago to Ahmadinejad, who accepted it. In the ISNA report Thursday, Aghazadeh says he also resigned from his other post, as one of Ahmadinejad’s vice presidents.

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