Saturday, December 29, 2012

Iran's first female cabinet minister gets the axe

Imamadjacket must have been waiting for an opportunity to fire her .... and in the eyes of  the Iranian madman any hint of wrongdoing is a good excuse.

From GlobalPost:
Iran's President Ahmadinejad fires only woman in his Cabinet.   Health Minister Marziyeh Vahid Dastjerdi, the only woman in President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Cabinet, has been fired.Iran's Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi made history in 2009 when she became the first female Cabinet member in the Islamic Republic's 33-year history, Bloomberg News reported. But now, Dastjerdi is out of a job.

In a letter published by the state-run Mehr news agency, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that he had fired Dastjerdi, who was the country's health minister. Ahmadinejad didn't provide a reason for her firing. But Dastjerdi had spoken out against the government in recent days, and called for a rise in prescription drug prices to fight shortages in Iran. She had said that an increase in the price of medicine is “inevitable unless sufficient foreign currency is made available to the ministry,” the Islamic Republic News Agency reported. The drug shortages are caused by international sanctions against Iran, which have done steep damage to Iran's economy, BBC News reported. Dastjerdi complained, however, that officials at home were making the problem worse.....

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