"They are safe and sound," he said, refusing to give any further information.
More than 50 gunmen dressed in Iraqi security forces uniforms and using 17 official vehicles broke into an Oil Ministry compound on Aug. 14 and abducted the five officials, who also included a top official in the State Oil Marketing Organization and three directors general in the operation.
Five ministry security guards were wounded in the raid.
Al-Shahristani described the attack as a "terrorist blitz" aimed at crippling Iraq's oil industry.
Five Britons were seized May 29 in a similar raid on Iraq's Finance Ministry, not far from the oil facility. They were taken by gunmen wearing police uniforms and have not been found.
Both government organizations are near the lawless Sadr City Shiite enclave, a stronghold of the Mahdi Army militia.
The head of Russian Technologies, Sergei Chemezov, clarified the fate of anti-aircraft guided missiles that Russia was supposed to deliver to China
The Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested Michael Calvey, the founder of Baring Vostok investment fund, on allegations of embezzling 2.5 billion rubles from Vostochny Bank. Calvey will be held in custody until April 13