Ministry of Oil
Newly appointed Minister of Oil Rostam Ghassemi says Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps construction base, Khatam-ol-anbia, should turn away from small- and medium-scale economic projects and instead look to replace strangled foreign investment. » read more
Rostam Ghassemi, a member of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps and commander of the IRGC Khatam-ol-anbia Construction Camp, is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s choice to run the Ministry of Oil, Iranian media report. » read more
A day after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad caved into pressure by relinquishing the leadership of the Ministry of Oil and appointing Mohammad Aliabadi as the interim oil minister, the head of Parliament’s energy commission has challenged that choice, saying the president has appointed someone with no expertise for such a sensitive role. » read more
The Iranian Parliament has filed a charge with the judiciary against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for failing to appoint a caretaker to oversee the ministry of oil.
Mehr News Agency reports that Parliament decided to act with a vote of 165 to 1, with 13 abstentions. The motion was based on a report from the energy commission, which has deemed the president’s takeover of the oil ministry to be illegal.
Last month, Ahmadinejad announced he would temporarily take the helm of the ministry as it undergoes a merger with the ministry of energy. » read more