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Iranian Officials Can Attend OPEC Without Breaking EU Sanctions

October 16, 2012

Iranian government officials, such as Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi, can attend OPEC meetings without breaking European Union sanctions that restrict the movement of some senior individuals, according to a senior EU official, who declined to be identified citing policy rules.

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries held a ministerial meeting in June in Vienna and will hold another in the Austrian capital on Dec. 12.

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