Iran MPs approve Rouhani's pick for ministry of industry
Iran’s parliament has approved President Hassan Rouhani’s pick for trade and industry minister after rejecting his other nominee in August.
Ali Reza Razmhosseini got 175 votes at the chamber in Tehran Tuesday to take on the post, Parliament speaker Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf said. There were 264 lawmakers at the session and 80 of them voted against him, while nine abstained.
Rouhani proposed Razmhosseini, the governor of the northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi, for the post after the parliament rejected his previous nominee Hossein Modarres Khiabani.
Iranian Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf and Secretary-General of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening Ali Akbar Velayati strongly condemned the insult to the Prophet of Islam Mohanmmad (PBUH) in France.