Ahmadinejad appoints caretaker oil minister

Issue 902 - 11 Jun 2011 | 1 minute read

After infuriating MPs and the clerical elite by installing himself as oil minister following the 12 May dismissal of Massoud Mirkazemi, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad bowed to pressure by appointing ally Mohammed Aliabadi as caretaker minister in early June.

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