The involvement of the Intelligence Ministry (MOIS) and other security services in the confirmation hearings on the proposed ministers was so obvious that Ali Motahari noted that arguments and information used by some Majlis members to grill the proposed ministers would have been impossible without having had access to classified information of the Intelligence Ministry. Motahari specifically mentioned the interrogation form of Jafar Milimonfared, who was designated by Rouhani for the Ministry of Science (and eventually disqualified). Although Milimonfared says that there was no interrogation form, the mentioned form regarding his arrest for several hours in during 2009 post-poll unrest surfaced during the Majlis session. Milimonfared said that several Majlis members demanded that he renounce Seyyed Mohammad Khatami in exchange for obtaining the vote of confidence, a demand that was coordinated by MOIS.
MOIS involved in qualification process of Rouhani’s cabinet nominees
- Published: 56 days ago on Wednesday, 21 August 2013
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: August 21, 2013 @ 11:57 am
- Filed Under: Domestic
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