Wishful thinking!’: Zanganeh quashes rumors of his resignation

MNA – Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has silenced the rumors that he was mulling to step down from his position.

Asked about the possibility of quitting his position, Iranian Oil Minister Zanganeh told reporters on Wednesday that such rumors were “wishful thinking”.

Rumors on the veteran minister’s resignation spread in the media after Javad Karimi Ghodoosi, a member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committees of Parliament, said on Tuesday that Zanganeh had submitted his resignation, one day after Mohammad Javad Zarif announced he was stepping down from his position as the country’s foreign minister.

However, the rumors were rejected hours later by the Oil Ministry’s public relations.