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Iran impeaches labour minister

AFP  |  Tehran 

Iran's was impeached today after months of mounting anger over the government's handling of an economic crisis which has deepened with the return of sanctions.

Rabiei lost a confidence motion in parliament by 129 votes to 111, giving three months to replace him.

Rouhani has been under mounting pressure in recent weeks to reshuffle his economic team.

The withdrawal of the from a landmark 2015 nuclear deal led to the first tranche of related sanctions being reimposed yesterday.

But was already struggling with longstanding problems of unemployment and low investment, which his team has appeared powerless to tackle.

Rabiei, 62, is a longstanding ally of Rouhani, who also served as an to reformist former between 1997 and 2005.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 15:10 IST