[QODLink]
Middle East
Iran and Saudi jockey for OPEC position
Sanctions have taken their toll on Iran's oil revenues, and the country is taking the fight to OPEC.
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2012 03:42

OPEC, the group that controls 40 per cent of the world's oil, is trying to decide on its next leader.

Both Iran and Saudi Arabia want their candidates in the top position.

The last time the secretary general's position was to be decided, the deadlock lasted three years.

But that is not all they are arguing about at their meeting in Vienna.  

Nicole Johnston has this report.

70

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
Featured
Booming global trade in 50-million-year-old amber stones is lucrative, controversial, and extremely dangerous.
Legendary Native-American High Bird was trained in ancient warrior traditions, which he employed in World War II.
Hounded opposition figure says he's hoping for the best at sodomy appeal but prepared to return to prison.
Fears of rising Islamophobia and racial profiling after two soldiers killed in separate incidents.
Group's culture of summary justice is back in Northern Ireland's spotlight after new sexual assault accusations.