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President Rouhani gives final speech to defend his cabinet picks

Tehran, Aug 20, President Hassan Rouhani here on Sunday gave his final speech in the Iranian parliament (Majlis) to defend the plans of his proposed ministers before lawmakers cast their votes of confidence.

Giving his ideas on different ministries, President Rouhani said he has urged Foreign Ministry to include economic policy on its agenda.

He added that the Intelligence Ministry has been successful in counter-intelligence operations.

President Rouhani also urged the nominee for defense minister to use state-of-art technologies to upgrade weaponry.

Members of the Iranian parliament ended their delibrations on proposed ministers' plans on Sunday morning.

The process of giving votes of confidence is now underway and the results will be announced shortly.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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