Sekali lagi: skandal ini juga membuktikan bahwa bahkan di Iran ada orang yang 
menghargai diploma dari negeri kafir...

Tuesday, November 04, 2008
15:44 Mecca time, 12:44 GMT      
News Middle East
Iran minister fired over fake Phd
Ahmadinejad, Iran's president, had defended Kordan throughout the controversy 

Iran's parliament has voted to dismiss Ali Kordan, the country's interior 
minister, for allegedly lying about his credentials and presenting a fake 
degree from Britain's Oxford University.

The scandal has been a major embarrassment to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's 
president, who has defended Kordan.

Ali Larijani, the parliament's speaker, said 188 politicians among the 247 
members present voted on Tuesday to impeach Kordan while 45 were against the 
motion and 14 abstained.

In a speech carried live on state radio, Larijani said: "The impeachment was 
approved by parliament and he cannot be interior minister from now on."

Smear campaign

It is the 10th change in the 21-member strong cabinet of Ahmadinejad, who had 
described Kordan as a "victim" and insisted he be allowed to remain in the job.

Under Iran's constitution the entire cabinet would have to be submitted to a 
new vote of confidence if half the ministers change.

Kordan had been under pressure to quit the cabinet post he took up just three 
months ago after the university denied awarding him any qualification, as he 
had claimed.

 Ali Larijani, the Iranian parliament's speaker, announced the decision on 
state radio [EPA]
Ebrahim Nekunam, a member of Iran's parliament, said: "A person who has to be 
entrusted with the country's security has mocked parliament's trust."

Nekunam said that not only does Kordan, who worked as a university law 
professor, not possess a Phd in law from Oxford, but also that he "does not 
have a master's or bachelor's degree".

Kordan accused the media of launching a smear campaign against him by 
portraying him as a "terrorist" and "violence-seeking person", naming Israeli 
radio and unnamed Persian-speaking media based outside Iran.

He had shown the purported degree to members of parliament on August 5 but he 
told the assembly on Tuesday that he would not have presented the degree if he 
had doubted its validity.

But Bijan Nobaveh, another member of parliament, accused him of "still lying".

He said politicians had sought to "restore the reputation" of the Islamic 
system by the impeachment as Kordan "had reduced public faith and confidence in 
the system".

Kordan replaced Mostafa Pour Mohammadi, a critic of Ahmadinejad, in the key 
post in one of the many cabinet reshuffles since the president took office in 

'Utter disbelief'

The interior ministry is charged with maintaining domestic security as well as 
holding elections, appointing provincial governors and issuing permits for 
political parties and non-governmental organisations.

Kordan served for years as the administrative and financial vice-president of 
Iran state television when it was headed by Larijani. 

He has also served in Iran's oil ministry.

Kordan had asserted that the degree was issued for his "managerial and 
executive experience and for submitting a thesis to Oxford University via a 
person who had opened an affiliate office in Tehran in English-language 

He later said he had approached the university after politicians cast doubt on 
his degree, but "to my utter disbelief, the university did not confirm [the 
degree] when my representative went there."

Kordan said he had pressed charges against the person who claimed to be the 
university's representative in Tehran as soon as he realised his degree was 
 Source:     Agencies

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