Former MP: Iran's judicial system may create problems for presidential administration

Politics Materials 25 May 2011 23:15 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 25 /Trend, T.Jafarov/
Internal discords in the ruling conservative camp in Iran and the investigation of "violations", occurred during Ahmadinejad's presidency, in Iran's judicial system may have serious consequences for the president, Ali Mazrui, the former chairman of the Association of Iranian Journalists, a former MP and an expert on domestic issues, told Trend.

"If the judicial system proves law violations committed by the country's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, it could lead to the impeachment of Ahmadinejad in the Parliament and the elimination of his presidential powers," said Mazrui.
The letter sent by the Iranian Parliament to the judicial system of Iran regarding the "violations" by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is considered at the moment, an official of the judicial system of Iran, Prosecutor General Gulamhuseyn Mohsin Azhei said in an interview with reporters.
He said the "violations" by the president have different directions and each of them is considered in accordance with its scope. Twelve Iranian MPs have submitted a complaint to the Presidium of the Parliament regarding 50 "steps ("violations") contrary to the constitutional requirements" taken by the State, a member of Iranian Parliament's committee to implement Article 90 of the Constitution of Iran Fazel Moussavi said last week. Article 90 of the Iranian Constitution states that everyone who is dissatisfied with the work of parliament, government or judicial system, may apply with a written statement to Parliament. For the consideration of complaint, the committee has sent her to the judicial system of Iran.
Mazrui said the number of "violations" committed by Ahmadinejad during his presidency over the past two years only increased. "Ahmadinejad has also previously committed violations, but over the past two years, their number increased, and the internal discords within the ruling conservative camp in Iran has resulted in sending his case to court," said Mazrui.
Last week political and economic accusations were made against Ahmadinejad and his supporters in the camp of conservatives, several persons were arrested, against whom criminal proceedings were filed.
Despite that on April 17, Iranian President accepted the resignation of the Minister of National Security Haidar Muslehi, because of the disagreement of the country's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei, Muslehi remained at his post. After this there were harsh criticism and accusations against the supporters of Ahmadinejad. After this, Ahmadinejad did not go to work for 10 days, and two meetings of the Cabinet of Ministers took place without his participation. The MPs made Ahmadinejad a warning on impeachment, and he finally went to work on May 1. Many MPs, religious leaders and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps sharply criticized Ahmadinejad for trying to dismiss Minister of National Security. They urged the President to obey the Supreme Leader.
Differences between Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader occurred earlier as well. In July 2009, Khamenei dismissed the first vice-president of Iran Isfandiar Rahim Mashei. Subsequently, the president appointed Mashei the head of his administration. Ahmadinejad and Mashei are matchmakers to each other.