Skip to main content

Iranian hard-liners take aim at culture minister

Already holding two "yellow cards" from parliament, Iran's culture minister may be on the verge of impeachment as conservatives ramp up criticism.
Read in 

As Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was meeting with a group of poets last summer, he reportedly addressed the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati using a “special tone.” Principlist outlets quote Khamenei as having said, “We have many things to tell you; many serious things.”

One year later, Jannati is on the verge of being impeached. Most recently, 18 Principlist lawmakers criticized his ministry’s orders to local media to refrain from negative coverage of the nuclear deal with six world powers and demanded an explanation from Jannati himself.

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.