IRAN

Ahmadinejad's Cabinet in Chaos

The protests may have slowed down, but turmoil at the top of the Iranian hierarchy continues. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fired two members of his cabinet Sunday, another indicator that conservatives within Iran are at odds over how best to handle the wave of protests that followed the contested election. By Iranian law, a president who fires 11 members of his cabinet must face a vote of confidence before parliament. The two firings would put Ahmadinejad past the threshold. It is unclear whether both men were let go, or if one will return to avoid the vote of confidence. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton reiterated Sunday the White House’s position on the recent upheavals in Iran, saying that the country's future "is really for the people to decide."