Iran approves Amirhossein Zamaninia as OPEC governor: Oil official

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Amirhossein Zamaninia has been officially approved as Iran's OPEC governor, according to an Iranian oil official cited by Reuters.

Zamaninia was appointed as caretaker governor on May 23.

He was a member of Iran’s nuclear negotiating team under the administrations of presidents Mohammad Khatami and Hassan Rouhani.

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Zamaninia also served as Iran’s ambassador to Malaysia from 2001 to 2005.

He has studied politics and law in the US, according to state media.

A search for a permanent governor is underway, state media said.

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