Fe­male mem­ber of Cab­i­net ousted

Austin American-Statesman - - NEWS -

Ira­nian state TV is re­port­ing the coun­try’s pres­i­dent has dis­missed the health min­is­ter af­ter her min­istry put out a state­ment crit­i­ciz­ing au­thor­i­ties for not pro­vid­ing money to im­port medicine. The Thurs­day report says Mah­moud Ah­madine­jad has re­placed Marzieh Vahid Dast­jerdi, the sole fe­male mem­ber of the Cab­i­net, by a tem­po­rary care­taker. Last week her min­istry in a state­ment said the Cen­tral Bank had not al­lo­cated a bud­get to im­port medicine, but pro­vided hard cur­rency for im­port­ing pet food, horse sad­dles and dog col­lars.

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