Iran to demand OPEC reduce oil supply: Iran Oil Min.
Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:47PM
Commenting on the vote, Nikzad-Rahbar said the Iranian delegation will do its outmost through diplomatic measures to take the position of General Secretary for the country, adding that Iran will not support any of the two candidates from Iraq and Saudi Arabia.Candidates from Iran and Ecuador will bring the number of countries competing for the post to four. The two current candidates are Thamir Ghadhban, the top energy adviser to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, and Saudi Arabia’s longtime OPEC governor, Majid al-Moneef. The secretary general, who is the main representative on the world stage of the OPEC, helps formulate the organization’s output policy. He is also in charge of the Vienna secretariat of the organization. OPEC, which provides about 35 percent of the world’s oil, is a permanent intergovernmental organization of 12 oil-exporting countries, including Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela. PG/SS