Middle East Economic Survey
Majlis Approves 18 Out Of 21 Cabinet Nominees, Including Mirkazemi As Petroleum Minister
Irans Majlis (parliament) voted on 3 September to approve President Mahmoud Ahmadinejads controversial nomination as Minister of Petroleum by a slender majority. Masoud Mirkazemi, previously Minister of Commerce but with little or no experience of working in the oil industry (MEES, 31 August), was approved by 147 votes to 117 with 19 abstentions. At the...