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Attorney General Promises A Quick Response to Ahmadinejad

Iran's former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressing his supporters in November.

Iran’s attorney general has responded to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s 48-hour ultimatum, saying that “within a day or two this issue will be answered”.

The former president issued a video message on December 17, in which he demands from the head of Iran’s judiciary, ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani, to make public documents proving accusations against him and his allies. Otherwise. Ahmadinejad threatens to release incriminating evidence about the justice department.

The Attorney General, Mohammad Jaafar Montazeri had earlier characterized Ahmadinejad’s two term presidency as a period of law avoidance and accused Ahmadinejad of fabrications.

During his presidency, Ahmadinejad began having frictions with the Larijani brothers, one whom controls the judiciary and the other is speaker of parliament.

After his presidency ended, the justice department, close to conservatives, began a series of moves against Ahmadinejad and his close aides, launching cases of financial mismanagement and mishandling of government funds.

Ahmadinejad responded by counter-accusations, blaming the judiciary of corruption and unfairness. In his latest message, the former president says that if the judiciary officials are thrown out, the country can get back on the right track.