Ahmadinejad Called to Criminal Court; Charges Unknown

Parliament speaker made complaint
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 17, 2013 8:45 AM CDT
In this Apil 19, 2013, file photo, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad greets Venezuelans.   (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)

(Newser) – Iran's presidential election is barely over, and foes of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are wasting no time in summoning the outgoing president to a Tehran criminal court. Parliament speaker Ali Larijani, who has consistently been a thorn in Ahmadinejad's side, lodged a complaint against him, though his charges haven't been announced. The summons could herald a difficult future for Ahmadinejad, Reuters notes, who has questioned the authority of the supreme leader and accused Larijani's family of corruption.

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