Iran president's Cabinet cuts out Revolutionary Guard

Iran president's Cabinet cuts out Revolutionary Guard

Iran president's Cabinet cuts out Revolutionary Guard

President Rouhani has reappointed Mr Zangeneh who is credited with increasing oil production after the lifting of sanctions.

The current list of proposed ministers has drawn criticism from both Reformists and moderates, who are discontent with Rouhani's choices.

Rouhani, who was sworn in on Saturday, strongly criticized the Guard during his presidential campaign for trying to sabotage the nuclear deal.

A military truck carrying a missile and a picture of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is seen during a parade marking the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88), in Tehran September 22, 2015.

According to the rapporteur of Majlis (parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Hossein Naqavi Hosseini, Zarif made the remarks in a meeting with the commission members on Tuesday.

He added: "Relations between Iran and Pakistan are based on not only religious, historical and cultural commonalities, but also on other regional and worldwide issues".

As in Rouhani's previous Cabinet, there are no women nominated for ministerial posts, though he still has three female vice presidents who are expected to keep their posts.

Zarif said that huge participation of foreign delegations in the President Rouhani's inauguration ceremony means that the policy of isolation of Islamic Republic has failed and their Iranophobia plot has been foiled.

What also may trouble European nations is Rouhani's choice of Alireza Avaee as justice minister. Of note, Rouhani does not appear to have so far named anyone as minister of science, research and technology.

Jahangiri, 60, used to serve as the minister of industries and mines under former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami from 1997 to 2005.

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