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Ahmadinejad Could ‘Chair’ OPEC Meeting

From Agence France-Presse:

Iran president takes over oil ministry temporarily

Mon May 16, 2011

TEHRAN (AFP) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he has temporarily assumed the duties of the oil ministry, as the oil cartel OPEC prepares for a biannual meeting in Vienna.

"For now, I myself am the caretaker of the oil ministry," Ahmadinejad said in a televised speech late Sunday, without elaborating.

What could go wrong?

By the way, is it possible that the ’12th Imam’ could be hiding in an oil well?

On Saturday, Ahmadinejad dismissed oil minister Masoud Mirkazemi, alongside two other ministers, whose portfolios are expected to be merged with other departments as part of a cabinet streamlining.

Perhaps they were sorcerers.

Then on Sunday, he appointed caretakers for the industry and social affairs ministries, but did not name anyone for the oil ministry which is to be integrated with the energy portfolio.

His decision to take charge of Iran’s most-strategic sector came shortly before the 159th OPEC meeting scheduled for June 8 in Vienna, where the oil producers are represented by their ministers.

Mohammad Ali Khatibi, Iran’s representative to OPEC, told AFP on Monday that the president would be eligible to chair the meeting

Again, what could go wrong? Why should anyone worry with such a man calling the shots about the world’s energy supply?

"But it is not customary… the president usually takes part in summits," Khatibi said, adding he was "expecting" the president to appoint a representative for the upcoming meeting…

Yes, Mr. Ahmadinejad usually prefers to avoid the limelight.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Ahmadinejad Could ‘Chair’ OPEC Meeting”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    I wouldn’t mind so much as long as it is the “Electric” chair.
    Shocking I tell you……simply shocking!

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