Iranian parliament sacks minister, in setback for Rouhani

August 20, 2014 9:37 PM

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Iranian parliament sacks minister, in setback for Rouhani

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's parliament sacked the science, research and technology minister on Wednesday, a victory for the conservative critics of moderate President Hassan Rouhani.

In their impeachment motion - the first time parliament has sacked a minister since Rouhani's election last year - lawmakers criticised Reza Faraji-Dana for allowing students expelled from university over anti-government unrest in 2009 to return to college.

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