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Iran MPs to hold confidence vote on new science minister Tuesday

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Iranian lawmakers are to hold a vote of confidence on President Hassan Rouhani’s nominee for minister of science, research and technology next week.

The open-session confirmation hearing for Fakhroddin Ahmadi Danesh-Ashtiani is to be held on the Parliament (Majlis) floor next Tuesday.

President Rouhani introduced Danesh-Ashtiani as the new Minister of Science, Research and Technology to Majlis on November 11.

Danesh-Ashtiani is currently a professor of civil engineering at Khajeh Nasiruddin Tousi University of Technology.

He served as a deputy science minister in the cabinet of former President Mohammad Khatami.

On October 29, Iranian lawmakers rejected Rouhani’s nominee for minister of science, research and technology Mahmoud Nili Ahmadabadi.

Back in August, Iran’s parliament had voted former minister Reza Faraji-Dana out of office in an impeachment session.

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