Iran's Ahmadinejad: Rouhani must resign

Iran's Ahmadinejad: Rouhani must resign

Former hard-line president of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has asked current President Hassan Rouhani to resign.

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

"Your continued presence is at the expense of the country," the New York Times cited him as saying.

Uncertainty resulting from the U.S. pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers has led Iran's already anemic economy to worsen.

On Wednesday, Iranian lawmakers voted to sack Rouhani's labor 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 presidential election.