Three caretaker ministers appointed in Iran

Three caretaker ministers appointed in Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has appointed three caretakers for the Iranian ministries of sports and youth affairs, education, as well as culture and Islamic guidance, Press TV reported.

On Wednesday, Rouhani issued separate decrees, announcing the appointment of Mohammad Bat’haei, Abbas Salehi and Nasrollah Sajjadi as the caretaker ministers of education, culture and sports, respectively.

The appointments came following the resignation of Ali Jannati, Mahmoud Goudarzi, and Ali Asghar Fani as the ministers of culture, sports and education.

Under Article 135 of the Iranian Constitution, the president must appoint caretakers for the ministries whose ministers have resigned or been dismissed, and the caretaker ministers can serve in their posts for a maximum period of three months, PressTV reports.