Deputy Culture Minister Mohammad Soltanifar resigns 

January 23, 2019

TEHRAN – Deputy Culture Minister for Press Affairs Mohammad Soltanifar has resigned from his position allegedly in response to intervention in his duties by other officials. 

Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Abbas Salehi accepted his resignation, Persian media announced on Tuesday.

Soltanifar, a media expert who was the managing director of the Tehran Times during the 1990s, was appointed to the post last January. 

Hossein Entezami, the current director of the Cinema Organization of Iran (COI), held the position for about four years.

Photo: Mohammad Soltanifar in an undated photo.


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