Yesterday we saw that Iran is allowing the rape of political prisoners on religious grounds. Today they approve a wanted man for the defense minister.
Tehran, 3 Sept.(AKI) - Iran's parliament has approved the president's hardline appointment for a new defence minister, Ahmad Vahidi, a man accused of involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish cultural centre in Argentina.
Vahidi's appointment was approved by MPs, Iran's official news agency Irna reported.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had nominated him as a member of his next cabinet following the disputed 12 June election.
Vahidi is one of five prominent Iranians sought by Argentina in the bombing, which killed 85 people in the capital Buenos Aires.
He was the commander of a special unit of Iran's Revolutionary Guard known as the Quds Force at the time of the attack.
Outlaw nation is an understatement