Manouchehr Mottaki
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Manouchehr Mottaki fired from Iran foreign minister job

Iran's president has fired Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki in part of a perceived power struggle in Tehran.

Initial reports gave no reason for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's decision.

Mr Ahmadinejad has appointed the country's top nuclear official, Ali Akbar Salehi, to replace Mr Mottaki in a caretaker capacity.

James Reynolds reports.

  • 13 Dec 2010