Azerbaijan, Baku, June 5 /Trend S.Isayev, D. Khatinoglu/
An Iranian official anonymously told Fars News Agency that Iran wishes to have its own nominee for the OPEC Secretary General post.
Yesterday Bloomberg cited Iraq's deputy prime minister for energy affairs Hussain al-Shahristani that Iran backs the Iraqi government's candidate for the post of OPEC secretary-general.
Iran announced on June 2 that it will introduce a nominee for the post of secretary general of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), but a day later Iraqi deputy Prime Minister Hussain al-Shahristani said that Iran will support Samir Ghazban, the Iraqi nominee for the position.
OPEC's current secretary-general, Abdalla el-Badri of Libya, will complete his second three-year term at the end of this year. OPEC ministers will probably consider the nominations at their June 14 meeting at the organization's Vienna headquarters.
OPEC's members are Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.
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