Tehran, Iran, October 19
By Mehdi Sepahvand –- Trend:
After the Iranian ministers of culture as well as youth and sport resigned, Education Minister Asqar Fani followed to make a significant change in the Rouhani cabinet just a few months before the presidential term ends.
According to Akbar Ranjbarzadeh, member of the Parliament’s presiding board, Fani’s resignation was met with positive response by President Hassan Rouhani, Fars news agency reported October 19.
Fani was to be impeached in a week when he wrote to Rouhani asking for suggestion what to do, when the president grant his letter as resignation and dismissed him, the MP said.
Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Mahmoud Goudarzi also on the same day stepped down after more than three years in office.
The ministry’s director general for public relations and information, Mazyar Nazemi, told IRNA on Tuesday that Goudarzi has announced his resignation in a meeting with his deputies.
Meanwhile, there are reports that Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati has also resigned.
According to Fars News Agency, Jannati tendered his resignation on Tuesday after serving as minister for over three years.