Iran sacks first woman minister Marziyeh Vahid Dastjerdi after she dared to criticise health policies

Iran sacks first woman minister after she dared to criticise health policies Sacking linked to criticism of poor medicine budgetShe said luxury cars were bigger importation priority UPDATED: 18:06 GMT, 27 December 2012 Dastjerdi questioned whereabouts of dollars allocated for importing medicine The first woman minister in the 30-year history of Iran's Islamic republic has been sacked by its president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. No official reason has been given for the sacking of health minister Marziyeh Vahid Dastjerdi, but the dismissal is being linked to her criticism of the government for failing to budget fairly for the importation of vital medicines.