Skip to comments.Report: Khamenei tells Ahmadinejad, reinstate intelligence chief or resign
Posted on 05/06/2011 9:42:15 AM PDT by rawhide
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has final say on all state affairs, issues ultimatum after vetoing President Ahmadinejad's decision last month to dismiss Heydar Moslehi; according to website Ayandeh the president is yet to respond.
The website Ayandeh quoted presidential advisor, Morteza Aqa-Tehrani, saying that in a meeting this week between Khamenei and Ahmadinejad, the ayatollah has pushed the president to either accept Moslehi or resign.
Ahmadinejad has not yet responded with a final decision on the supreme leader's ultimatum, Agha-Tehrani added.
The Ayandeh report is yet to be confirmed by official or local media.
Khamenei firmly supported Ahmadinejad following his 2009 re-election, a vote that was overshadowed by allegations of election fraud.
Local media has speculated that the dispute between the supreme leader and the president runs deeper than the disagreement over the dismissal of the intelligence chief.
Some have speculated that the main issue that president and religious leader have butted heads about is Ahmadinejad's chief of staff, Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaei.
Mashaei is said to oppose the clergy-dominated framework of the Islamic republic's establishment, preferring a more nationalistic approach in running the country.
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I heard a very late night talk radio program while driving between Va and Ma, and this was the topic. The guest (still trying to recall his name) said that Ahmanutjob ‘fired’ the intelligence chief because it was pretty apparent that he was targeting Ahmanutjob with assassination.
Oh what a miserable drive that is. At least it was late at night. I reached a point several years ago that I would not take any loads between Richmond, VA and Boston, MA on I-95. Just your mentioning that drive gives me the willies.
Here’s hoping we’re doing things behind the scenes to foment discord and unrest.
I survive it with a box of lemon-pepper wings, coffee, water, some Blues CDs, and about 6 cigars for the round trip.
Do you have an opinion on this?
My opinion is that it doesn’t really matter who the president of Iran is, because Khamenie (the Supreme Leader) runs the show.