Tehran: A criminal court has summoned outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over a lawsuit filed by the country's Parliament Speaker and others, a media report said.

The report gave no further details, but Ahmadinejad and the Speaker, Ali Larijani, have waged political feuds for years. In February, Ahmadinejad released a barely audible videotape that purported to show discussion over bribes that included Larijani's brother.

A Parliamentary committee also joined Larijani in the legal action.

The report noted there were several other subpoenas issued previously against Ahmadinejad. It described the latest as unconstitutional. The court set a November date for Ahmadinejad's appearance.

He officially leaves office in August after the swearing-in of President-elect Hasan Rowhani, a relative moderate who won a landslide victory last week.


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