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Iranian president said to be grooming his successor

president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has moved his chief of staff and rumored successor, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie ... successor, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie, to another job, according to the president's official website ... and analysts have accused him of grooming Mashaie as his "heir". Members of the opposition were ...

02/12/2012 - 09:52 - comment 0

Ahmadinejad fires four ministers

meeting over the appointment of (Esfandiar Rahim) Mashaie," the Mehr news agency conveyed. Rahim Mashaie stepped down from post as first vice president on Saturday after his appointment by Ahmadinejad. ...

16/05/2010 - 17:46 - comment 0

Ahmadinejad selection of vice president criticized

under fire for his decision Friday to appoint Esfandiar Rahim Mashai, his son's father-in-law, as his first vice president.   According to the AP , Mashai angered hard-liners in 2008 when he said Iranians were "friends of all people in the world — even Israelis." Mashai ...

16/05/2010 - 17:47 - comment 0

Who's been a naughty boy? Ahmadinejad may receive '74 lashes' for electoral mishap

election entrant Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie. Iranian electoral law bans individuals from supporting ... © 2013 MBC Group. All Rights Reserved. (esfandiar rahim mashaiethe ... to the man on the street,” Nourizadeh said. The president had accompanied Mashaie on Saturday to register ...

Editor's Choice - 14/05/2013 - 08:03 - comment 0

Not going quietly: Ahmadinejad vows to challenge ally's election ban

Ahmadinejad's close aide Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie ... on Tuesday disqualified Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie, Ahmadinejad’s former chief of staff, and moderate ... Mashaie and I know him,” Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday, Reuters reported, citing ISNA news agency. “He ...

22/05/2013 - 10:01 - comment 0

Registration opens for Iranian presidential hopefuls

is expected to run. Ahmadinejad is expected to support controversial aide Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie, who's ...

07/05/2013 - 10:31 - comment 0

Rafsanjani, Ahmadineajd aide barred from Iranian elections, US weighs in

ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani from standing in the June 14 presidential election and Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie, a close but controversial aide to incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Meanwhile, eight ... two key presidential candidates iran presidential election ali akbar rafsanjani and esfandiar rahim ...

22/05/2013 - 08:22 - comment 0

Who will fill Ahmadinejad's boots? The runners and riders in Iran’s 2013 presidential polls

president, the candidacies of two major independents, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie--the nationalist protégé ...

Slideshow - 15/05/2013 - 09:06 - comment 0

Report says Ahmadinejad stepped down and then changed his mind

and the president's chief of staff, Esfandiar Rahim Mashai. Iranian media said Moslehi attended Wednesday's ...

30/04/2011 - 08:12 - comment 0

Iran hard-liners call for election ban on Rafsanjani, Mashaei

in the presedential elections , AP reported. Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, a moderate and preferred candidate ... reported.Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, a moderate and preferred candidate of the incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been ...

15/05/2013 - 13:25 - comment 0