Eleven parliamentaries withdraw claims against Iran's President
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 13 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Eleven parliamentaries withdrew their claims against Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Member of the Majlis (Parliament) Presiding Board Mohammad-Hossein Farhangi said, IRNA reported.
Farhangi noted that after eleven members of the Iranian parliament withdrew, there are only 68 members left. The minimum number of people is 70.
Earlier, Fars agency reported that Ahmadinejad will attend the open session of the parliament (Majlis) on Wednesday to answer a number of questions which have been raised by MPs in 10 topics.
A group of MPs had initiated a motion to question Ahmadinejad on a series of irregularities committed by his administration.
Resistance to the motion came from two factions: Ahmadinejad's supporters and some of his conservative opponents, who fear he may use the platform to expose scandalous truths about the government.
The irregularities in question include matters such as the failure to provide the budget for expansion of the Tehran Subway system, 11 days of defiance against the order of Ayatollah Khamenei to restore Heydar Moslehi to his position of Intelligence Minister, the disrespectful dismissal of Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, and challenges to the power of Parliament.