Iranian minister who oversaw plane deals survives no-confidence vote

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Posted: Feb 19, 2017 7:21 AM

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's transport minister survived a no-confidence vote in parliament on Sunday, state media reported, defeating a motion which could have derailed Iran's landmark deals with planemakers Boeing and Airbus.

In a session broadcast live on state radio, 176 lawmakers voted against and 74 for the no-confidence motion which accused Roads and Urban Development Minister Abbas Akhoundi of mismanagement after a railroad collision and over alleged lack of transparency in the plane purchases.

(Reporting by Ankara newsroom; Editing by Janet Lawrence)