Iran okays first woman minister

Iran’s conservative-dominated parliament gave the nod for Dastjerdi to head the health ministry but rejected two other women nominees proposed by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
“I think today women reached their long-standing dream of having a woman in the cabinet to pursue their demands,” Dastjerdi told the parliamentary news service soon after the vote.
“This is an important step for women and I hold my head high,” Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi said.

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