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17 April 2014, Thursday
 
 
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Iran's parliament summons Ahmadinejad

IRANIAN PRESIDENT MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD (C) ARRIVES AT THE IRANIAN PARLIAMENT TO DEFEND HIS BUDGET IN TEHRAN, FEB. 1, 2012. (PHOTO: REUTERS)
7 February 2012, Tuesday /AP
Iran's parliament has summoned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for questioning over a long list of accusations, including allegations that he mismanaged the nation's economy.

It's the first summons of its kind for an Iranian president since 1979. It follows a petition by a parliamentary committee and is part of a power struggle ahead of March parliamentary elections.

Mohammad Reza Bahnoar, the parliament deputy speaker, said Tuesday that lawmakers are demanding Ahmadinejad answer questions on the economy, including purportedly bypassing a special budget for the Tehran subway and public transportation. He is also to be queried about foreign and domestic policy decisions.

 
 
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