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Iran's former hard-line president asks Rouhani to resign

AP  |  Tehran 

Former hard-line Iranian has asked to resign.

In a video published on his Telegram account today, Ahmadinejad said that Iranians do not trust

He says: "Your continued presence is at the expense of the country." Uncertainty resulting from the US pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers has led Iran's already anemic economy to worsen.

Yesterday, Iranian lawmakers voted to sack Rouhani's labour minister, a victory for hard-liners opposed to the relative moderate amid the worsening economic crisis.

Ahmadinejad has brought attention to himself since being blocked from running in last year's

While president, he famously questioned the Holocaust and claimed there were no gays or lesbians in

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 20:35 IST