Rostam Ghasemi New Iranian Head of OPEC: Iran’s Rev Guard Commander Heads OPEC

Never mind that Ghasemi is under sanctions by the EU, the US and Australia. Never mind that his personal assets have been blacklisted by the U.S. Treasury. He is the new head of OPEC. Rostam Ghasemi will be at the head of the snake striking on oil prices. Here’s the snickers spin out of Iran:

Rostam Ghasemi

“The clever and decisive vote of Iranian MPs for engineer Ghasemi to become the oil minister is a meaningful and crucial response to the attacks against the guards from the west’s media empire,” said Ramedan Sharif, the head of the revolutionary guards public relations’ unit, in quotes carried by Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency. Source: The Guardian

Read the background here.