Alaeddin Boroujerdi

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Alaeddin Boroujerdi is the Chairman for the Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran.[1]

Overview[edit]

In October 2011, he was arrested for embezzlement but was released after 24 hours thanks to mediation from Ali Larijani.[2] He denied corruption charges.[3] However, he has been pressured to resign because of the controversy.[4]

In November 2011, he asked that the British Ambassador to Iran, Dominick John Chilcott, be sent back to the United Kingdom.[5]

He is a supporter of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and has accused Esfandiar Rahim Mashai, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s chief of staff, of leading a 'deviant current' against the regime.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC interview
  2. ^ 'MP briefly arrested over bank fraud case', on Radio Zamaneh, 10/29/2011 [1]
  3. ^ a b 'Boroujerdi denies allegations of involvement in fraud', on Radio Zamaneh, 10/30/2011 [2]
  4. ^ 'Head of National Security Commission pressed to quit', on Radio Zamaneh, 10/31/2011 [3]
  5. ^ 'Iran MPs cry 'Death to Britain' in parliament', in The Daily Telegraph, 23 November 2011 [4]