Tough Domestic Politics Behind Iran's OPEC Snub

Tough Domestic Politics Behind Iran's OPEC Snub

April 22, 2016

<p class="font_7" style=""><span style=""><span style="">The failed outcome of Sunday’s summit in Doha by top oil exporters was no surprise. Iran’s oil minister, Bijan Zangeneh, from the outset considered it to a politically toxic event to be avoided. He did not go nor did he send a replacement. As Zangeneh put it to Iranian state television, “It [does not] make sense to send any representative from the Islamic Republic, as we are not part of the decision to freeze output.”&nbsp;</span></span></p>

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Tough Domestic Politics Behind Iran's OPEC Snub

Tough Domestic Politics Behind Iran's OPEC Snub

April 22, 2016

<p class="font_7" style=""><span style=""><span style="">The failed outcome of Sunday’s summit in Doha by top oil exporters was no surprise. Iran’s oil minister, Bijan Zangeneh, from the outset considered it to a politically toxic event to be avoided. He did not go nor did he send a replacement. As Zangeneh put it to Iranian state television, “It [does not] make sense to send any representative from the Islamic Republic, as we are not part of the decision to freeze output.”&nbsp;</span></span></p>

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Tough Domestic Politics Behind Iran's OPEC Snub

Tough Domestic Politics Behind Iran's OPEC Snub

April 22, 2016

<p class="font_7" style=""><span style=""><span style="">The failed outcome of Sunday’s summit in Doha by top oil exporters was no surprise. Iran’s oil minister, Bijan Zangeneh, from the outset considered it to a politically toxic event to be avoided. He did not go nor did he send a replacement. As Zangeneh put it to Iranian state television, “It [does not] make sense to send any representative from the Islamic Republic, as we are not part of the decision to freeze output.”&nbsp;</span></span></p>

<p class="font_7" style=""><span style=""><span style=""><span class="wixGuard">​</span></span></span></p>

Tough Domestic Politics Behind Iran's OPEC Snub

Tough Domestic Politics Behind Iran's OPEC Snub

April 22, 2016

<p class="font_7" style=""><span style=""><span style="">The failed outcome of Sunday’s summit in Doha by top oil exporters was no surprise. Iran’s oil minister, Bijan Zangeneh, from the outset considered it to a politically toxic event to be avoided. He did not go nor did he send a replacement. As Zangeneh put it to Iranian state television, “It [does not] make sense to send any representative from the Islamic Republic, as we are not part of the decision to freeze output.”&nbsp;</span></span></p>

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