Monday, September 25, 2006

Iran’s Ahmadinejad sacks cabinet minister

Iran Focus: a pro-MEK website
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sacked on Monday his Minister of Welfare and Social Security, marking the first time the radical president has ousted a cabinet member.

Parviz Kazemi was dropped from the post for “poor performance, state media reported. READ MORE

Ahmadinejad immediately named Majlis (Parliament) deputy Abdol-Reza Mesri as the replacement candidate.

Mesri will require a vote of confidence from Majlis before being appointed to the post.

The Iranian President also named Ali Youssefpour as the new caretaker of the welfare ministry.