Ex-President Ahmadinejad's Close Ally Mashaei Arrested

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Former vice president of Iran Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei was detained by the police for questioning, judicial authorities said.

Ex-President Ahmadinejad's Close Ally Mashaei Arrested

The Office of Prosecutor General of Tehran announced on Saturday that Rahim Mashaei, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's chief-of-staff, has been arrested by the police with a warrant issued by the office.

The statement has added that the ex-official, who is also a staunch ally of former president, has been arrested for investigation.

A few days earlier, Rahim Mashaei had set fire to a court verdict sentencing Hamid Baghaei, another figure in Ahmadinejad’s trilateral alliance, to imprisonment.

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