News ID: 109308
Publish Date : 22 November 2022 - 21:44

Transport Minister Qassemi Steps Down, Caretaker Appointed

TEHRAN - Iran’s Minister of Transport and Urban Development Rostam Qassemi on Tuesday stepped down from office over “deteriorating health issues.”
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi accepted Qassemi’s resignation on Tuesday, expressing gratitude for his efforts at the ministry and wished him swift recovery.
Raisi also named Qassemi’s deputy, Shahriyar Afandizadeh, as caretaker transport minister.
In August, Qassemi was hospitalized in Tehran, where he underwent a back surgery following an incident.