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Iran parliament approves Raisi's nominees for cabinet

TEHRAN, IRAN - AUGUST 21: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY – MANDATORY CREDIT - " IRANIAN PRESIDENCY / HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi speaks before parliament to defend his cabinet selection in the capital Tehran on August 21, 2021. Iranian parliament started reviewing ultraconservative President's cabinet list in preparation for a vote of confidence expected next week, the assembly's official media reported. ( Iranian Presidency / Handout - Anadolu Agency )
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi speaks before 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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