President Ahmadinejad has appointed his new cabinet, including three women, which once ratified by parliament will start work next month. The cabinet will be pretty hard-line especially as some of the key players have close links with the Revolutionary Guards. The new defence candidate, Ahmad Vahidi was the commander of the Revolutionary Qods force, responsible for foreign activities. Argentina has issued a warrant for his arrest in connection with the bombing of the Jewish centre in Buenos Aries in 1995 which killed 85. The interior candidate, who will be responsible for the prisons Christians are brought to, was the former defence minister, Mostafa Mohammad Najjar a veteran of the Revolutionary Guards who led units in Lebanon in the 1980’s. The candidate for the Minister of Commerce is Massoud Mirkazemi who was formerly a logistics chief for the Revolutionary Guards. Though these men and their colleagues would not be natural friends of Christians, still the most important work of believers is to pray for them.
- God’s hand on the final appointment of the new cabinet
- Wisdom for all Iran’s political leaders
- The new cabinet to have a kinder view of Christians and to understand it is not a Western religion.