VOL. XLVI

No 35

01-September-2003

IRAQ

Ghadhban Appointed Oil Minister

The 25-member Iraq Governing Council (GC), after a month of deliberations and considerable differences among its members, has finally agreed on the appointment of new ministers, with a formal announcement expected this week. Several portfolios have already been agreed upon, although last minute changes can be expected. MEES understands that among those nominees approved so far are Thamir Ghadhban for the Ministry of Oil;...