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US wants SWIFT war on Iran

Posted by seumasach on February 17, 2012

Pepe Escobar

Asia Times

17th February, 2012

What was the parade of European poodles thinking – that Tehran would just roll over and absorb the European Union’s oil embargo, scheduled to start on July 1?

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India resolute on Iran oil imports

Posted by seumasach on February 17, 2012

 One thoughtful Indian daily even wondered if the Israelis aren’t doing this to themselves in a supreme act of theatrics

Gradually but inexorably we are moving towards a new world, one in which the skulduggery of the Anglo-American-Israeli axis is butt of quiet humour.

M.K.Bhadrakumar

The Indian establishment’s nerves didn’t give way on Iran after two major assaults this week. There have been hardly any worthwhile takers in Delhi — except the famous Friends of Israel brigade in our media — for the smear campaign that Tehran’s agents are scurrying around the world pasting plastic bombs on Israeli diplomats. One thoughtful Indian daily even wondered if the Israelis aren’t doing this to themselves in a supreme act of theatrics, which intelligence agencies all over undertake in certain situations. (Which by no means can be ruled out, since as Home Minister P Chidambaram said, these are ’sophisticated’ devices.)

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India categorically rejects Iran oil sanctions

Posted by seumasach on January 31, 2012

M.K.Bhadrakumar

30th January, 2012

 

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has set at rest firmly and authoritatively all speculative reports that India might buckle under American pressure and fall in line passively with the spirit of the United States’ sanctions against Iran by quietly cutting back its oil imports from Iran. That FM made the categorical statement while on a visit to the US is of added significance.

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Iran oil ban counterproductive: Russia

Posted by seumasach on January 30, 2012

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has reiterated that the European Union’s decision to impose an embargo on Iran’s oil sector will be “counterproductive.”

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Iran set to turn off oil supply to Europe

Posted by seumasach on January 26, 2012

Spiegel

26th January, 2012

The European Union embargo on Iranian oil will only come into effect in six months, but the leadership in Tehran wants to act first: Exports to Europe are set to be halted immediately. It is a move which could mean added difficulties for struggling economies in southern Europe.

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