Above appears to a fake degree issued to Interior Minister Ali Kordan [LARGER IMAGE]. See analysis in Alef, which has now been blocked in Iran. BBC Persian reports that Oxford university officials have said no degree has been issued for Kordan. Also, Abtahi, President Khatami's vice president has condemned President Ahmadinejad for misleading the Iranian parliament with regard to the vote of confidence to his ministerial nominees.
* Asr-e Iran condemns parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani's secret endorsement of Interior Minister Ali Kordan and his lack of intervention against the Iranian president's abuse of the words of the Supreme Leader to get the parliament's vote of confidence for his ministerial nominees.
* Ministry condemns Alef News Agency's correspondence with Oxford University and claims the Interior Minister's degree from Oxford is genuine.
* Raja News, which usually supports the Iranian president, says Kordan should produce an Oxford degree to the Iranian public or resign.
* Five executives from Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting publish an open letter to Ahmadienajd and declare their support for Ali Kordan. In the letter the executives write that the fact that Oxford University's office for student affairs answered Alef News Agency's inquiry regarding Kordan's educational history at the British university shows the "happiness of the imperialist powers."
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