Ahmadinejad Called to Criminal Court; Charges Unknown

Parliament speaker made complaint

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 17, 2013 8:45 AM CDT

(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.

In this Apil 19, 2013, file photo, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad greets Venezuelans.   (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
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