July 24, 2009

BLACK ON BLACK:

Iranian leader 'orders dismissal' (BBC, 7/24/09)

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ordered President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to dismiss his choice to serve as vice-president, state TV says.

Appointing Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie was "against your interest and the interests of the government", the ayatollah wrote to Mr Ahmadinejad.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 24, 2009 3:07 PM
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