Iran's parliament has approved two ministerial nominees proposed by President Hassan Rohani but rejected a third. Lawmakers rejected Reza Salehi Amiri, whom Rohani nominated as sports and youth minister.
Source: Etemaad daily, Tehran
The parliament, dominated by conservatives, approved Ali Asghar Fani for education minister and Reza Faraji Dana for the science, research, and technology portfolio.
Lawmakers said Amiri, a close ally of the president, lacked experience, mismanaged other positions he served in, and had a role in unrest following former President Mahmud Ahmadinejad's disputed reelection in 2009.
Amiri, who was a member of Rohani's presidential campaign, has denied the allegations.
Rohani will have to propose a new nominee for the post in two weeks.
On August 15, parliament rejected three of the 18 candidates proposed by Rohani.
Based on reporting by AP and AFP
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