Iranian Speaker: FM's impeachment plan continues (UPDATE 2)
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 21 /Trend/
previous news was posted at 12:25
The Iranian Parliament has not suspended the case on impeachment of Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, the speaker of the parliament Ali Larijani was quoted by news agency Mehr as saying.
Larijani added that Salehi must discuss this issue with parliamentarians and get their consent to withdraw the case on impeachment from the parliament.
Iran's parliament has suspended the issue on impeachment of Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi due to the declared resignation of Mohammad Sharif Malekzade, a representative of the parliamentary conservative wing Vali Ismaili was quoted by Mehr as saying.
Some Iranian members of the parliament signed a scroll to impeach Foreign Minster Aliakbar Salehi because of appointing Mohammad Sharif Malekzadeh as deputy of administrative and financial affairs.
On June 20, Salehi met with members of the parliament's security and foreign policy commission to avoid impeachment. Nevertheless, 33 MPs signed the scroll and insisted to impeach Salehi.
According to the legislation, ten signatures are enough to impeach a minister at the parliament. MPs say Sharif Malekzadeh has some corruption and law-violence dossiers under investigation in judicature system of Iran.
Malekzadeh, whom High Advisor to the President and Chief of Staff of the Presidential Office Esfandiyar Rahim Mashaei appointed earlier as the Secretary-General of the High Council of Iranian Affairs Abroad, is charged in corruption and law-violence.
On June 18, Malekzadeh was appointed Deputy Foreign Minister on financial issues.
Recently, Iranian Judicature System started massive investigations about some corruption dossiers about officials close to Mashaei. First Vice president Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Vise president Hamid Baghaei and some of seniors charged in corruption.