Iran's Rouhani dismisses central bank chief running in presidential election


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  • Sunday, 30 May 2021

FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wears a face mask during a meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in Tehran, Iran, April 13, 2021. Iranian Presidency Office/WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Handout via REUTERS

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has dismissed central bank governor Abdolnaser Hemmati, who is running in the presidential election in June, the Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday.

Hemmati in a Saturday night meeting on the Clubhouse social media app said Rouhani "Told me that if you stand in the election, you cannot remain the central bank chief because it affects monetary and exchange rate policies".

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