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Iranian president approves resignation of health minister

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accepts the resignation of his health minister, Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi, days after the official announced his decision to leave the cabinet over budget issues.

In a decree on Thursday, Rouhani appointed Saeed Namaki as caretaker of Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education.

The president also thanked the outgoing minister for his sincere efforts towards promoting the country's health sector.

Qazizadeh Hashemi stepped down from his post last week due to differences with the administration over health spending cuts in the budget bill submitted to the Iranian Parliament (Majlis).

Source: Press TV

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