Iran MPs vote out moderate minister

August 20, 2014 9:50 PM

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Iran MPs vote out moderate minister

TEHRAN: In a move led by hard-line lawmakers, Iran’s parliament dismissed the country’s science minister Wednesday over his alleged support for pro-Western voices at universities, dealing a blow to moderate President Hassan Rouhani.

The no-confidence vote against Science, Research and Technology Minister Reza Faraji Dana was a sharp rebuke of Rouhani, who was elected last year on promises of greater openness and diplomatic engagement with the West.

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