More than 20 members of the Iranian Parliament have petitioned to impeach Ali Kordan, the Iranian interior minister who claimed to have degree from Oxford. Discussions into Kordan’s fate will begin on October 26th when the Iranian Parliament reconvenes. The parliament speaker has said that impeachment will only be used as a last resort.
Kordan denies knowing the Oxford degree was a forgery, although he has not commented on recent revelations that he does not hold either a bachelor’s or master’s degree from Iran’s Open University.
President Ahmadinejad could be the first president to face a vote of confidence of all members of his cabinet. The Iranian Constitution decrees that if 10
cabinet members are dismissed, Ali Kordan being the 10th, a vote of confidence must be held.