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13:11  08 august  2017
13:11  08 august  2017 Source:   AFP

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TEHRAN: Iran said Thursday that new US sanctions were a violation of its nuclear deal with world powers, piling pressure on President Hassan Rouhani as he starts his second term. Meanwhile, reformist allies are angry over news that he will unveil another all- male cabinet .

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech after his inauguration on August 5, 2017© Provided by AFP Iran's President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech after his inauguration on August 5, 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani put forward a new cabinet line-up on Tuesday that again included no women, despite criticism of their absence from his reformist allies.

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There were no major changes to Rouhani's government, which is expected to continue his push for greater foreign investment and a technocratic approach to reviving the country's stagnant economy.

He did replace the defence minister, Major General Hossein Dehghan, with his deputy, General Amir Hatami -- the first time in more than two decades that the post has been filled by someone from the regular army rather than the elite Revolutionary Guards.

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Iran ’ s new President Hassan Rouhani has told Western nations that the only way to interact with Iran is through dialogue and called on them to abandon Rouhani , who formally took office on Saturday, presented parliament with his male -dominated cabinet line-up after his address the next day

The deputy economy minister, Masoud Karbasian, also replaced his boss, Ali Tayebnia.

Key names in Iran's efforts to rebuild ties with the West -- Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh -- retained their positions.

All 18 cabinet members must be approved by parliament over the coming week.

Rouhani's reformist allies have already criticised the president after news leaked that he would again fail to appoint any women to the cabinet -- seen as a capitulation to religious leaders.

"The lack of women ministers shows we are treading water," Shahindokht Mowlaverdi, Rouhani's outgoing vice president for women's affairs, told the reformist Etemad daily on Monday.

During his first term, she was one of three women among his large cohort of vice presidents, who do not require parliamentary approval.

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President Rouhani will present his 18-member Cabinet to Parliament on Monday, seeking quick approval of the choices. Iran Daily: Tehran Campaigns Against New US Sanctions.

In the years following the 1979 revolution, Iran ’ s new political elite viewed Western educations with suspicion. The following are profiles of the six members of Rouhani ’s cabinet who hold advanced degrees from American universities.

The 68-year-old president is a moderate cleric, who won a sizeable election victory over hardliner Ebrahim Raisi in May, thanks largely to the support of reformists, who have felt ignored in the selection process for the new government.

Ironically, the sole female minister since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution came under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Rouhani's hardline predecessor, whose health minister Marzieh Dastjerdi served between 2009 and 2013.

With no official parties in parliament, Rouhani must coordinate among a shifting pattern of political factions, none of which holds a definitive majority of the 290 seats.

He is known to have coordinated closely on his appointments with other power-brokers, including supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Revolutionary Guards and the judiciary.

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