Moments after Faraji-Dana was unseated by Majlis, President Hassan Rouhani appointed him as his senior advisor in science and education affairs.
Rouhani also appointed Mohammad Ali Najafi as the caretaker minister of science and education. Najafi was Rouhani’s first choice for the post last year, but could not get the vote of confidence in Majlis for the same reason Faraji was unseated today, too close to the opposition.
Photo credit: Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technology Reza Faraji-Dana speaks during impeachment session at Majlis; 20 August 20 2014. (IRNA/Press TV)