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Posted: 4/29/2011 1:17:29 PM EDT


Ahamdinejad is reportedly involved in a dispute with Iran's clergy for allegedly having ignored the orders of Ayatollah Khamenei over the dismissal of the intelligence chief

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The controversy started earlier this month after Ahmadinejad dismissed his intelligence chief Heydar Moslehi but faced a veto by Khamenei, who insisted that Moslehi should stay in his post.

Ahmadinejad has not yet reacted to the issue and for more than week has avoided any public appearance and reportedly has not attended the weekly cabinet session.

There are even rumors that Ahmadinejad is at his home in eastern Tehran and no longer at the presidential office and plans to resign.

These rumors have not been officially confirmed but, according to the local press, Ahmadinejad is supposed to hold a speech on state-run television within the next days.

Khamenei last week reiterated his constitutional right to veto any decisions by Ahmadinejad he considered as not being in line with national interests.

The leader firmly supported Ahmadinejad following his 2009 re-election, although the vote itself was overshadowed by fraud charges. Khamenei is reportedly not satisfied by some of the preside

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True?  Probably not.  Although it would be interesting if it was.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 2:22:06 PM EDT
Really?  No one?
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 2:29:31 PM EDT
Personally I wonder why he hasn't made an Ayatollah disappear for second-guessing him.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 2:31:06 PM EDT
I thought everyone basically agrees that he's just a puppet anyway and has no real power.
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