The Washington Post reports on a rebuke to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by the Iranian Parliament, as they impeach a minister for inflating his resume. An Ahmadinejad aide was fired after unsuccessfully attempting to bribe MPs not to impeach.
Iran’s parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to impeach a cabinet minister who has been a close ally of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a political setback that reflects growing opposition among lawmakers to the president’s policies.
Ahmadinejad now faces heavy criticism for his backing of former interior minister Ali Kordan, who was impeached for having falsely claimed to hold an honorary law degree from Oxford University. An aide to Ahmadinejad was fired Sunday for trying to bribe several lawmakers to withdraw their support for the impeachment procedure.
— Jonathan Werve