Iran: Zanganeh announces retirement

Issue 1126 - 20 May 2021

Petroleum minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh will retire once a new president is inaugurated, the Ministry of Petroleum’s Shana news service reported on 17 May. “I am retired… but I will remain in politics”, 68 year-old Zanganeh was quoted as saying. In a career featuring decades of government service, Zanganeh has been petroleum minister since 15 August 2013, when he was appointed by President Hassan Rouhani.

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