New ministers to be named next week

October 3, 2018

TEHRAN – Presidential chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi told reporters on Wednesday that the Rouhani administration will introduce its new ministers to the parliament next week.

President Rouhani has called on the parliament to stop impeaching some ministers and give his administration time to reshuffle cabinet and name younger ministers.

Lawmakers have voiced determination to impeach Industry and Trade Minister Mohammad Shariatmadari as well as Transport and Urban Development Ministers Abbas Akhoundi.

The post of economy and labor ministers are vacant.

MH/PA

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