Iranian TV: Tehran city council accepts mayor's resignation

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's state TV says the Tehran city council has accepted the resignation of Mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi who resigned last month after hard-liners criticized him for attending a school performance in which girls were dancing.

Tuesday's report says 15 of the 21-member council voted in favor of accepting the resignation. Najafi was summoned by prosecutors in March to explain his presence at the school performance on the International Women's Day.

Najafi, a U.S.-educated 65-year-old technocrat who came into office in August promising to fight corruption, submitted his resignation in mid-March, but the council rejected it at a meeting on Sunday.

Iran's general prosecutor, Mohammad Jafar Montazerim, then urged Najafi to disregard the rejection and resign for a second time.

Najafi resigned again on Monday, citing illness.

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