President to Appoint SAC Head as Acting Interior Minister

A040900310.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has decided to introduce head of the Supreme Audit Court Mohammad Reza Rahimi as the country’s acting interior minister next week.

After weeks of speculation about cabinet replacements, on April 9 Government Spokesman Gholam Hossein Elham confirmed there would be changes in President Ahmadinejad’s cabinet.

He then added the changes would be in the ministries of economy and interior.

Last week President Ahmadinejad appointed Hossein Samsami as acting minister for economic affairs and finance, replacing outgoing Davoud Danesh Jafari. He officially took over the post on Saturday.

On Saturday, however, Interior Minister Mostafa Pour Mohammadi dismissed speculation that he would be replaced after Iran’s runoff parliamentary elections, scheduled on April 25.

“I have not heard of it and it is unlikely that this will happen,” IRNA quoted him as saying on the sidelines of a conference on immigration.

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