VOL. XL

No. 35

1-September-1997

IRAN

Iranian Oil Minister Outlines Policy Objectives

The new Iranian Oil Minister, Mr. Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, will give priority to thedevelopment of the petrochemical industry in Iran, a reduction of dependence on crude oilexports and an increase in the export of oil technology. Outlining his policy objectiveson 25 August after assuming his new post, Mr. Zanganeh also noted that his ministry'splans will include the strengthening of Iran's role within OPEC and...