Iran’s Rouhani appoints new economy minister in reshuffle: state TV

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed Farhad Dejpasand as the new economy and finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, state television reported.

FILE PHOTO: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a news conference on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid/File Photo

Rouhani also appointed a new urban development and roads minister and an industry, mines, and trade minister.

Mohammad Shariatmadari, the outgoing economy minister, has been nominated to head the Labour, Cooperatives and Social Affairs Ministry.

Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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