Iran impeaches labour minister
Rabiei lost a confidence motion in parliament by 129 votes to 111, giving President Hassan Rouhani three months to replace him.
The withdrawal of the United States from a landmark 2015 nuclear deal led to the first tranche of related sanctions being reimposed yesterday.
Rabiei, 62, is a longstanding ally of Rouhani, who also served as an adviser to reformist former president Mohammad Khatami between 1997 and 2005.
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