Iran intelligence minister sacked
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sacked one of his ministers, a day after he was forced to cancel the appointment of his vice-president.
No reason was given for the sacking of Intelligence Minister Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeie.
Meanwhile, the culture minister quit, saying the government was weakened.
The president is due to announce a new cabinet after he is sworn in for a second term in 10 days' time, following a disputed election victory.
The problem when a puppet leader has been told to take a hard stance on protecting a very ridgid religious dictatorship is the other puppets do not allow all their strings to be pulled. So you sack them and try to find puppets with strings that are more favorable. Yet it could be hard for the president to find such puppets at a time of civil unrest?