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Iran parliament approves Raisi’s nominees for cabinet

August 26, 2021 at 2:07 pm

Iranian parliament in the capital Tehran on August 21, 2021 [Iranian Presidency/Handout/Anadolu Agency]

The Iranian parliament has voted to approve the cabinet appointed by President Ebrahim Raisi except for one nominee, who was the conservative president’s pick for education minister.

The parliament approved, with overwhelming majorities, other nominations, including Raisi’s choices for foreign and defence ministers, Hossein Amirabdollahian and Mohammad Reza Ashtiani, respectively.

Raisi previously said that the Iranian people would not bear any more differences or divisions between the cabinet and parliament. He vowed to pursue any corrupt official no matter how high ranking they are.

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