Iran's parliament to grill Ahmadinejad on currency

Associated Press Modified: November 4, 2012 at 3:17 am •  Published: November 4, 2012
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They said the government allowed the importing of more than 15,700 cars using a system for traders to obtain hard currency at low rates that is supposed to be only for foods and medicine. They also said the government did not buy domestic wheat and imported about $2.5 billion of wheat from abroad.

This is one of many rifts between Ahmadinejad and his conservative rivals ahead of the June presidential election.

In March the parliament grilled Ahmadinejad over alleged mismanagement of the nation's economy as well as his perceived defiance of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei over the president's dismissal of an intelligence minister in May 2011. The minister was reinstated later at Khamenei's instructions.

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