Code: 80526064 (0) | Date: 03/02/2013 | Time: 09:43|
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President Ahmadinejad in Majlis to defend labor minister

Tehran, Feb 3, IRNA – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attended Majlis session here Sunday to defend Labor, and Social Welfare Minister Abdolreza Sheikholeslami.

Ahmadinejad was accompanied by First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Vice-President for Parliamentary Affairs Lotfollah Forouzandeh, Minister of Science, Research and Technology Kamran Daneshjoo, Agriculture Minister Sadeq Khalilian, Vice President for Parliamentary Affairs Mohammad-Reza Mir-Tajeddini and Sheikholeslami.



Upon his arrival, the Iranian President was warmly welcomed by lawmakers.



During the Majlis open session, a number of MPs will talk in support and against Sheikholeslamiˈs performance for two hours and then the minister will defend himself.



President Ahmadinejad will also defend Sheikholeslamiˈs performance during his tenure in Labor, and Social Welfare Ministry.



Several lawmakers signed a petition to impeach the minister after former Tehran prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi was appointed as the caretaker of the social security organization.



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