TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran's conservative dominated parliament on Wednesday endorsed President Ahmadinejad's pick, a Revolutionary Guards commander targeted by international sanctions, to head the key oil ministry. Brigadier General Rostam Qasemi ran the sanctions-hit industrial wing of the elite Guards, Khatam al-Anbiya, which is highly active in the country's oil sector. He secured 216 "yes" votes from 246 deputies present in the 290-seat Islamic republic's legislative body. Qasemi is on a list of Iranians subject to sanctions by the US, the EU and Australia because of their involvement in Iran's N-programme.