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ICHHTO Converted Into Ministry, Mounesan Appointed Caretaker

ICHHTO Converted Into Ministry, Mounesan Appointed CaretakerICHHTO Converted Into Ministry, Mounesan Appointed Caretaker

President Hassan Rouhani appointed Ali Asghar Mounesan as caretaker of the newly-approved Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts on Wednesday. 
Earlier, Asadollah Abbasi, spokesman of Majlis Presiding Board, told reporters that as per Article 123 of Iran’s Constitution and a single-urgency motion, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani communicated the ratified bill to the president on Aug. 17, President.ir reported. 
The Iranian Parliament approved the conversion of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization into a ministry on Aug. 1, 2018. From a total of 199 lawmakers present, 137 MPs voted in favor and 41 voted against, while one abstained.

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