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Fri, 05 Aug 2011

Iran: Rostam Qasemi, a new Oil Minister

The Iranian Parliament confirmed on August 3, 2011 the appointment of Rostam Qasemi as new Oil Minister. The following 425-word report sheds light on Qasemi and tells what about his plans and proposals to protect the oil and gas sectors. Note that Qasemi, who figures on the US and EU sanctions lists, heads Khatam Al-Anbia, an engineering company affiliated to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and having already carried out oil projects in the country worth billions of US dollars.

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