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The move is unprecedented in the history of the Islamic republic.
After a year of internal debate and unsuccessful attempts to question or impeach the president, MPs secured enough signatures for an attempt to summon Ahmadinejad. They succeeded in persuading the parliament's presiding board to read the motion during Tuesday's open session.
The move comes at a time of discontent at home owing to western economic sanctions and growing international isolation over Iran's nuclear programme. In recent weeks, fears of a major confrontation between Iran and the west have grown.
This is the first time since the 1979 Islamic revolution that the parliament has summoned the president for questioning.
Previous attempts by Iranian MPs to question Ahmadinejad failed owing to apparent intervention by the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, who holds the ultimate power in Iran. Khamenei, who adopted Ahmadinejad as his protege in the past, does not appear to have stepped in this time.
Originally posted by bronxbull
., they are manics when it comes to religion. why would they make that up.
Originally posted by casenately
reply to post by neo96
so you acknowledge that Zionism is not a Jew as a race or nationality issue, it is a political cross-spectrum event?edit on 6-2-2012 by casenately because: (no reason given)