The Former President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has written a letter to the Guide of the Revolution (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei), accusing him of embezzling 80 billion rials.

The letter accuses the Guide of siphoning this money from 15 funds that had been placed under his responsibility.

Last January, the former President Ahmadinejad had been charged with inciting the anti-government demonstrations in December 2017. He had been placed under house arrest.

In February, the former President had called for early general elections, the resignation of the Head of the judicial system, Sadeq Larijani, and the liberation of political prisoners.

Sadeq Larijani responded by ordering the arrest of two personalities that were close to Ahmadinejad. One of those arrested was Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaei, his former chief of staff and a symbol of the struggle of the Iranian believers for secular institutions.

During his presidential mandate, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had already entered into conflict with the Guide of the Revolution.

Anoosha Boralessa