Minister of Agriculture impeachment gets no vote
Following a day of impeachments for the two ministers of Labor and Road & Urban Development by MPs in the Iranian Parliament, Majlis, getting no votes, the impeachment of the Minister of Agriculture was on the agenda of this morning’s session. As in previous cases, MPs pro and against the impeachment spoke and Minister Mahmoud Hojjati defended his performance.
Two ministers impeached in the Iranian Parliament
The main agenda of today's (Tuesday, 22 March 2010) session of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran was the impeachment of the two ministers of Labor and Roads and Urban Development ousing. During the morning session, MPs reviewed the draft of the impeachment for Ali Rabiei, Iran's Minister of Labor. Those for and against the impeachment stated their reasons and the Minister of Labor defended his position and answered questions by the opposition, following which votes were cast for his ministerial seat in the cabinet.
Iran to attract 20 million tourists by 2025
The Head of Iran’s Tourism Organization, Ali-Asghar Munesan, has said that his country aims to attract 20 million tourists by 2025 by mobilizing all its facilities with an eye on the importance the government and parliament attach to tourism in order to give Iran its rightful place in the industry.
Majlis approves majority of Rouhani's ministers
President Hassan Rouhani's new ministers have won the Iranian parliament's vote of confidence, except the pick for the energy portfolio who had already served in the post under a reformist administration.
Zarif defends nuclear deal, hails Majlis for anti-US bill
Defending his performance in President Hassan Rouhani’s previous administration, Mohammad Javad Zarif who has kept his spot as foreign minister on Rouhani’s list for a second term