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26 August 2018 - 20:11

The Iranian minister of economy Masoud Karbasian failed on Sunday to regain vote of confidence of the country's Majlis (Iran parliament) and was removed by the lawmakers.

Karbasian appeared in the Majlis impeachment session to defend his ministry's function.

The impeachment motion gained the majority of votes and Karbasian was impeached with 137 votes for, 121 votes against and two abstentions.

Karbasian is the second minister in President Rohani's cabinet to be impeached this month, following the removal of Labor Minister Ali Rabei on August 8.

He was appointed as minister in Auguest 2017.

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