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OPEC may delay meeting because of Mideast war

By With Analysis from Monitor Correspondents around the world, Edited by Randy Shipp / October 8, 1980


Venezuelan Energy Minister Humberto Calderon Berti says most members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries favor postponement of an extraordinary minister's meeting scheduled next Monday in London. Mr. Calderon, who is the president of OPEC, said his contacts indicated a majority in favor of "prior consultations and waiting until the political picture clears "up" -- an apparent reference to the Iraqi-Iranian war. OPEC has already postponed a finance Minister's meeting because of the Mideast War.

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