Pres. Rouhani appoints caretaker for Industry Ministry

TEHRAN, Aug. 15 (MNA) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a directive on Sat. introduced 'Jafar Sargheyni' as the caretaker of the Ministry of Industry, Mining and Trade.

Sargheyni is a former deputy minister of Industries, Mining and Trade. 

The appointment comes after the former caretaker of the ministry, Hossein Modarres Khiabani, failed to gain a vote of confidence in the Parliament on Wednesday to become the Industries minister.

President Rouhani had appointed Khiabani as the caretaker of the ministry in mid-May to replace ex-minister Reza Rahmani.

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