A conservative Iranian lawmaker says some senior clerics want President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to reconsider his nomination of three women for his
Lawmaker Mohammad Taqi Rahbar heads the clerical faction in Iran's conservative-dominated parliament.
He said it is an innovative idea to choose women as ministers, but that
there are what he called "religious uncertainties" about women when it
comes to management. He says the government should consider these.
Mr. Ahmadinejad named Fatemah Ajorlu as minister of welfare and social
security, Marziyeh Vahid-Dastjerdi as minister of health and Susan
Keshavarz as minister of education.
Iranian lawmakers have warned they may challenge President
Ahmadinejad's picks for his new cabinet. Parliament must approve his
Mr. Ahmadinejad won a second term as president in an election in June.
His re-election was fiercely disputed, and sparked massive opposition
protests that led security forces to detain thousands.