2011-04-26 #Iran Protests scheduled for May 1, Ahmadinezhad's impeachment under consideration by Majlis

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TUESDAY, April 26

  • Ahmadinezhad's impeachment under consideration by the Majlis, the Islamic Consultative Assembly or People's House. (Source: parlemannews.com)
  • Protests scheduled for April 31 May 1 in Tehran. Green Path of Hope has announced protests on Labor Day in Iran and invited people to join them in their cause. (Source: rabesabz.net)

SUNDAY, April 17

  • Iranian Minister of Intelligence, Heidar Moslehi, tenders resignation, Supreme Leader refuses.

    The AP has reported that Iranian Minister of Intelligence, Heidar Moslehi, has resigned:

    The departure of Heidar Moslehi could signal another high-profile rift between Ahmadinejad and a member of his government over his hard-line policies.

    The report Sunday on IRNA gave no details about the resignation, but noted that Moslehi will keep a role as an adviser. Moslehi played a key role in the crackdown on opposition groups after the disputed re-election of Ahmadinejad in 2009.

    In December, Ahmadinejad fired his longtime foreign minister, Manouchehr Mottaki, after apparent disagreements over how to handle Western pressures.

    Just as the piece was published news arrived from Iranian state owned Press TV that, "Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has rejected the resignation of Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi, reinstating him to the position."

    Moslehi tendered his resignation on Sunday.

    Shortly after his resignation, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accepted the resignation and appointed Moslehi as the presidential advisor in intelligence affairs.

    The Leader, however, rejected the intelligence minister's resignation.

  • Rumors that protests are scheduled for April 31

    Sources tells us that protests are scheduled for April 31, but we have been unable to confirm.

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