Iranian parliament rejects president’s nominee for ministerial post
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 27 /Trend T. Jafarov/
Iranian parliament has rejected Reza Salehi Amiri's candidacy, nominated by the President Hassan Rouhani for the post of Iran's Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, FARS agency reported.
Some 107 MPs voted for Amiri, while 141 MPs voted against, and 13 MPs were neutral.
The MP Ilyas Nadiran's speech was the reason for Amiri not being approved as a minister.
Nadiran accused the President Rouhani's nominee of bribery, use of violence and torture while working in the Ministry of Intelligence and National Security and his role in the protests after the presidential election in 2009.
Amiri denied all charges of the MP and called himself a servant of the Iranian government.
According to the report, the candidacies of two other nominees for the posts of Minister of Education and Minister of Science, Research and Technology, Ali Asghar Fani and Reza Faraji Dana respectively, have been approved by the Iranian parliament.
Some 185 MPs voted for Ali Asghar Fani, 53 MPs voted against, and 34 MPs were neutral.
Reza Faraji Dana's candidacy was approved by 159 MPs, some 70 MPs voted against, and 32 MPs were neutral.