Iran arrests top Ahmadinejad ally

Iran arrests top Ahmadinejad allyA former Iranian vice president and chief-of-staff of hardline ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was arrested on Saturday, the website of the Tehran prosecutor said. Esfandiar “Rahim Mashaie was arrested and is in detention,” it said, without specifying the reason why he was held. Mashaie served as first vice president in 2009 at the start of Ahmadinejad’s contested second term in office.



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