Senior Ahmadinejad adviser quits

Press adviser Ali Akbar Javenfekr resigns ahead of swearing-in of president.

    Ahmadinejad is due to be sworn in as president again before parliament on Wednesday [AFP]
     

    Delayed decision

    Alireza Ronaghi, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Tehran, said: "He is probably going to be appointed to another position in government ... because, according to law, no Iran government officials have the right to be in more than one position.
     
    "He is a very close and trusted ally of Ahmadinejad and may be appointed to a sensitive position after Ahmadinejad is sworn in."

    The Fars news agency said Javanfekr had offered his resignation two weeks ago, but it was not accepted by Ahmadinejad, who is due to be sworn in as president again before parliament on Wednesday.

    Ahmadinejad has also faced criticism for sacking Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeie, the Iranian intelligence minister, in the final days of the old government amid protests against his re-election, which the opposition charged was fraudulent.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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