He is wanted by Argentina for a terrorist attack. He is listed by the E.U. as a person linked to Iran's proliferation activities. He appears on an Interpol "Red Notice." He is...Iran's new Defense Minister.
Yesterday, the Iranian "parliament" approved the appointment of 18 cabinet posts. Three were not approved. When the roster of all 21 nominees was announced the other week, Ahmadinejad's selections faced criticism from parliamentarians for being too inexperienced. But that changed over the course of the debate, handing Ahmadinejad a (needed) victory, going 18 for 21.