Iran's Ahmadinejad nominates aide for interior minister: report

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday nominated a close aide as interior minister four days after parliament sacked Ali Kordan for lying about his credentials, Fars news agency reported. Ahmadinejad nominated Sadeq Mahsouli for the post in a letter to the parliament or majlis, the semi-official agency said. "It usually takes the majlis a week to prepare for a vote of confidence for a nominee," Hamidreza Haji Babaie, a deputy and a member of the majlis' presiding board, was quoted as telling Fars. Mahsouli, currently one of Ahmadinejad's top aides, was his second nominee for the post of oil minister after his election as president in 2005.

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