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Health Minister Resigns

By John Lee. President Hassan Rouhani has reportedly accepted the resignation of Minister for Health Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi (pictured). Hashemi resigned following a disagreement over proposed cuts to health spending. According to Iran’s PressTV, Rouhani appointed Saeed Namaki as acting Minister. (Source: PressTV) (Picture credit: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)

Iran’s Parliament to Impeach Economy Minister

Iranian Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Massoud Karbasian will appear in the Parliament on Sunday, August 26, for an impeachment inquiry in the wake of skyrocketing prices in the country and devaluation of the local currency. Karbasian will go to the Parliament to answer the questions of a number of lawmakers complaining about his […]

Iran’s Labor Minister Loses Confidence Vote

Iranian lawmakers on Wednesday gave a vote of no confidence to Minister of Cooperative, Labor and Welfare Ali Rabiee, terminating the much-criticized minister’s term after five years in office. The labor minister was impeached for the second time in less than five months. He had survived a vote of no confidence on March 13. The […]

Iran’s Agriculture Minister Survives Impeachment Vote

Iranian Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati on Wednesday joined his two comrades to survive a vote of no-confidence in the parliament. The agriculture minister was the third cabinet member to survive a no-confidence vote in the past two days. The agriculture minister took the podium in an open session of the parliament on Wednesday morning to […]

Iran Labor Minister Survives No-Confidence Vote

Iranian lawmakers gave a vote of confidence to Minister of Cooperative, Labor and Welfare Ali Rabiee by a very narrow margin on Tuesday. The labor minister was impeached on Tuesday for what a group of parliamentarians called his weak performance in handling insurance corporates and settle workers’ problems. Rabiee took the podium in an open […]

Oil Minister has Big Plans for likely Last Term

By Bijan Khajehpour, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, the most experienced minister in the Islamic Republic of Iran, has yet again been entrusted with one of the most challenging portfolios in the Hassan Rouhani administration: the Ministry of Petroleum […]

Education key Battleground as Rouhani’s second term begins

By Zep Kalb for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s parliament opened negotiations on President Hassan Rouhani’s proposed second-term Cabinet on Aug. 15. That day, the re-elected moderate president said he had been “under no pressure from any faction, party or group” in picking his 17 […]

Zanganeh Re-elected for Another 4 Years

Bijan Namdar Zanganeh was reappointed as the Minister of petroleum by obtaining 230 votes in favor, in parliament (Majlis) on Sunday. He has gained the majority of MP’s vote of confidence and has re-elected as the Minister of Petroleum in the cabinet of President Hassan Rouhani for another 4 years. Bijan Zangeneh was born on […]

Full List of Rouhani’s New Cabinet

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday submitted the list of his proposed ministerial picks to the Parliament for a vote of confidence, four days after his swearing-in ceremony. Iranian Vice President for parliamentary affairs, Hossein Ali Amiri, submitted the list of the proposed ministers to the Parliament’s presiding board on Tuesday. President Rouhani took the […]

The Main Reason Rouhani Replaced 3 of his Ministers

By Ali Omidi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. After much speculation, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has appointed caretakers for the three empty seats in his Cabinet: Reza Salehi Amiri (from the Moderation and Development Party) for minister of culture and Islamic guidance; Fakhrodin […]

Cabinet Shakeup Rattles Iran

By Rohollah Faghihi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Finally, after a week of speculation, three members of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s Cabinet were replaced Oct. 19. Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati, Education Minister Ali Asghar Fani and Minister of Youth […]

Rouhani Appoints Three Acting Ministers

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday named three caretakers to lead the country’s ministries of culture and Islamic guidance, sports and youth affairs, and education. In separate decrees on Wednesday, President Rouhani appointed: Seyed Abbas Salehi as the acting Minister of Culture; Nasrollah Sajjadi [Seyed Nasrollah Sajjadi] as the acting Minister of Sports; and, Seyed Mohammad […]

Two Iranian Ministers Resign

Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati and Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Mahmoud Goudarzi have offered their resignation, informed sources said on Tuesday. Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, the sources said the two ministers have already submitted their resignation letters to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The developments came as the […]

Cabinet Approves New Oil Contract Model

An amended draft of Iran’s new model for oil and gas contracts was approved by the government on Wednesday. At a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday, the Iranian administration gave its final approval to the draft titled “General Conditions, Structure and Patterns of Upstream Oil and Gas Contracts” after it underwent over 150 minor […]