Iran’s oil minister stable after heart attack, ministry says

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The Iranian oil minister is in a stable condition after a heart attack on Thursday, the oil ministry said in a statement reported by the official IRNA news agency.

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“Javad Owji, the minister of oil, was admitted to a public hospital in Tehran following a heart attack which occurred on the sidelines of a government meeting and was caused by heavy work pressures,” the statement said.

“After necessary measures were taken by the medical staff, the minister’s condition is currently stable.”

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