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Ahmadinejad Fires Only Woman in Iran Cabinet

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Photo: wiki commons.

Ahram – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sacked Health Minister Marizeh Vahid Dastjerdi, the sole woman in his cabinet, state television reported on Thursday.

The minister had proposed price hikes for a number of medicines due to the plunge of the Iranian rial against the US dollar and Western sanctions imposed on the country over its disputed nuclear programme.

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