Iranian Parliament Removes Finance Minister from Office

Credit: Tasnim News Agency

(From Reuters)

The Iranian parliament voted on Sunday to remove the minister of economic affairs and finance, Masoud Karbasian, from office, state media said, amid a sharp fall in the rial currency and a deterioration in the economic situation.

The move was the latest in a continuing shakeup of top economic personnel as the United States reimposes economic sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme and other issues.

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