Iranian Nuclear Problem

Ahmadinejad has lost a key member of the Iranian nuclear programme.

The veteran head of Iran’s nuclear programme has resigned in the chaotic aftermath of President Ahmadinejad’s disputed re-election.

Officials gave no reason for the sudden departure of Gholam Reza Aghazadeh, but he has been close to Mir Hossein Mousavi, the man millions of Iranians consider to be the real winner of the June 12 elections.

The outgoing nuclear chief is also allied to Hojatoleslam Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a powerful former President and cleric, who backed Mr Mousavi’s candidacy and is an enemy of Mr Ahmadinejad.