VOL. XLIV

No 31

30-July-2001

IRAN

Iran Forms Council To Coordinate Energy Policy

The Iranian cabinet voted on 18 July to form aSupreme Energy Council to coordinate energy policy. The decision follows arecent rejection by the cabinet of a proposal by the parliament to merge theMinistry of Petroleum and the Ministry of Energy in a bid to create centralizedmanagement and improve the coordination of policy across the energy spectrum (MEES,16 July).

Iranian state radio reported on 19 July that the...