Iran lawmakers move to impeach three of Rouhani’s ministers

Al-Monitor – Days could be numbered for President Hassan Rouhani’s ministers of oil, interior and education as he faces one tough challenge after another in the remaining half of his term in office.

Despite being dominated by pro-Reform camps largely aligned with the president’s policies, the Iranian Parliament seems to be gearing up for a fresh battle against the Rouhani government, launching attacks from multiple directions. At least three impeachment bids are currently being closely pursued by lawmakers representing various factions.

Signatures have already been collected from hard-liners against influential Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh. The bid revolves around what those parliamentarians view as the old manager’s failure to tackle fuel smuggling, “disinformation” regarding a recent controversial gasoline subsidy scheme and “dishonesty” about gasoline price jumps.

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