Iranian finance minister may be replaced: Report

Following continued inflation in Iran, Iranian Economy and Finance Minister Davoud Danesh-Jafari is to be replaced.

Iranian finance minister may be replaced: Report
Following continued inflation in Iran, Iranian Economy and Finance Minister Davoud Danesh-Jafari is to be replaced and probably dispatched as ambassador to Germany or Canada, Fars news ageFars quoted an informed official source as saying that Vice President Parviz Davoudi would be the most likely candidate to succeed Danesh-Jafari.

However, on Saturday government spokesman Gholam-Hossein Elham called the speculations an April's Fool joke and categorically denied them.

Danesh-Jafari has so far refrained from commenting on the issue but said on state television that whenever he left the office, "it might be the last day."

So far the ministers of cooperatives, mines and metals, oil and social affairs and education, the vice-president and head of the planning and budget organization, the Central Bank governor and chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani have been changed in President Ahmadinejad's cabinet, most of them reportedly due to differences with the president.


Last Mod: 07 Nisan 2008, 16:07
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