Iran Parliament approves 15 out of 18 of Rohani's Cabinet nominees
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Parliament on Thursday approved all of President Hassan Rohani's big-name nominees for a Cabinet of technocrats, which will have the task of implementing his plans to patch up relations with the world and ease international sanctions.
Parliament debated each of the 18 nominees over the course of four days, rejecting three minor candidates.
Mr Rohani's nominee for education minister, Mr Mohammad Ali Najafi, was turned down after coming under attack by conservative members of Parliament for having ties to opposition leaders held under house arrest.
The proposed minister of science, and Mr Rohani's nominee to head the Ministry of Sport, were also rejected.