Ahmadinejad case gets postponed

6 Jan

 

On the day of Ahmadinejad’s reported hearing, the head of Tehran’s criminal court declared that today was not the day to review his case. According to him, in fact no date has been set for his second court appearance.

Meanwhile the Conservative Mashregh news, which broke the story yesterday that Ahmadinejad was set to appear in court today quoted a “well-informed judicial source” that today was indeed the day of Ahmadinejad’s hearing.

So here we have two possibilities:

1. Mashregh news got the dates wrong.

2 – Ayatollah Khamenei and other regime insiders decided that today is not the appropriate time to go ahead with his case.

Is this the end of story?

That depends on:

1. Whether Ahmadinejad makes more problems

and more importantly….

2. If the situation in Iran gets worst and Ayatollah Khamenei needs a fall guy. Ahmadinejad’s policies were disastrous for Iran’s economy, but the man behind his decisions in numerous cases was Khamenei himself. Why not let Ahmadinejad take the fall?

These are some scenarios to ponder from now until Ahmadinejad’s next hearing, if there is going to be one.

 

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