Iran’s Agriculture Minister Resigns
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accepted the resignation of Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati, who was going to be impeached by the Parliament.
In a letter on Monday, Rouhani accepted Hojjati’s resignation and appointed the controversial minister as the president’s adviser for agricultural affairs and food security.
The president said in the letter that he has accepted the resignation because Hojjati has cited health conditions and only because he cares about the outgoing minister’s health.
The resignation came after Iran’s lawmakers said they plan to hold a session on November 26 to impeach Hojjati.
Back in March 2018, Hojjati had survived a vote of no-confidence in the Parliament.