Iran's President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has fired Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki.Sacked him while he is on an official visit to Senegal, too. Bad timing, that; unhappy diplomats sacked while abroad have a nasty habit of staying abroad... wonder if his Pasdaran (IRGC) minders were suitably informed prior to the announcement to make certain he *will* come home, ne?
In a brief statement on the president's website today, Ahmadinejad thanked Mottaki for his more than five years of service but gave no explanation for the change.
Ahmadinejad has appointed the country's top nuclear official, Ali Akbar Salehi, as the caretaker for the key position.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Mottaki gets the sack
That's about all that is known about this, for now... that Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki has been removed from the portfolio.