Resignation: Accepted… Rejected… Iranian pantomime!
Several Iranian and non-Iranian news agencies reported that, Mr Heydar Moslehi, the Iranian minister of Intelligence and National Security tendered resignation earlier today.
A few hours later, it was reported that the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accepted the resignation, however, he appointed Mr Moslehi as the president’s advisor for intelligent and security affairs.
Couple of hours later, it was reported that due to the disagreement of the Iranian supreme leader, Khamenei, with the resignation of Mr Moslehi from the ministry of intelligence, he was immediately appointed as the minister of Intelligence again and his resignation was thereby rejected.
Considering this news, we understand not only that individuals have no control over what they do in Iran. But, we also witness the failure of the so called Islamic Democracy, as well as its obvious transformation to dictatorship.
Based on the Iranian constitution, the supreme leader does not have any control over the cabinet, and the members of the cabinet are merely chosen by the president, and then accepted by the parliament. Also, it indicates that the supreme leader must not interfere with the cabinet appointments and its affairs.
Acting against the constitution of a country suggests that the Iranian supreme leader has the power to do so. Which directly and logically leads anyone to conclude the action, and the policies of the corresponding government, classifiable as a dictatorship.