Iran parliament to summon Ahmadinejad on currency

It will be the second grilling of the increasingly embattled leader in less than a year.

Iran parliament to summon Ahmadinejad on currency

World Bulletin / News Desk

Iran's parliament is planning to summon President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to be questioned over the country's plummeting currency, state radio reported Sunday.

It will be the second grilling of the increasingly embattled leader in less than a year.

The report said that 77 lawmakers signed a petition on Saturday claiming that Ahmadinejad's administration has been reluctant to regulate the currency market. By law the president has one month to answer the summons.

The Iranian rial has plummeted in value against hard currencies over the past year, with the slide accelerating over the past month.

Last Mod: 04 Kasım 2012, 16:48
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