Iran's central bank chief resigns

The chief of Iran's Central Bank, Ebrahim Sheibani, has officially resigned from his post, states news agency IRNA reported Sunday.

Iran's central bank chief resigns
The chief of Iran's Central Bank, Ebrahim Sheibani, has officially resigned from his post, states news agency IRNA reported Sunday.

Sheibani's resignation, reportedly already offered last week, was accepted by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday, IRNA quoted an unnamed economic official as saying.

Sheibani is the sixth official in the Ahmadinejad administration to resign from a post.

Before him the ministers for cooperatives, for mines and metals, oil and for social affairs as well as the vice-president and head of the planning and budget organization had resigned, reportedly due to differences with Ahmadinejad.

The president is often charged by his critics of ignoring experts' opinions, especially on economic issues.

Also on Sunday a close aide of Ahmadinejad, Mojtaba Samareh Hashemi, was replaced as deputy interior minister by Ali-Reza Afshar, a general of the Revolutionary Guards. No reasons were given for the move.

The general will mainly be in charge of planning and organizing the next parliamentary elections in March 2008.

DPA
Last Mod: 26 Ağustos 2007, 16:41
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