Iran parliament votes to investigate central bank

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The position of the governor of the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran was thrown into doubt today (January 21) following a decision by the Iranian parliament yesterday to call for an investigation into the central bank's conduct in the foreign exchange market "and a number of other issues". Iran's Mehr News Agency reported today that Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had refused a request by governor, Mahmoud Bahmani, to retire from his post, a development that was followed by