Sadegh Khalilian has been approved as the new governor-general of Iran’s southwestern province of Khuzestan.
Iran’s cabinet chaired by President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi convened on Sunday and gave a vote of confidence to the proposed governor-general of Khuzestan.
Khalilian who is a former agriculture minister holds a PhD in natural resource economics. He replaces Qasem Soleimani Dashtaki.
Khuzestan was in recent months the scene of protests over severe water shortage, triggered by the worst drought in decades.