Iranian educated in North Korea becomes minister

Iran's parliament has approved a North Korean-educated former military official for a key post in Presient Mahmoud Ahmadienjad's government.


The official IRNA news agency says Mohammad Hasan Nami, nominated by Ahmadinejad last week for the post of communications minister, got 177 votes in parliament on Tuesday. There were 243 lawmakers present in the 290-seat chamber. (AP)