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Iranian bank sues UK

Posted by seumasach on February 17, 2014

Iran’s Bank Mellat sues UK for $4bn in losses

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16th February, 2014

Iran’s largest private bank, Bank Mellat, is suing the UK Treasury for some USD 4 billion in compensation for loss of business caused by the illegal sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear energy program, lawyers for the bank say, Press TV reported.

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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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Hiatus in European debate on Iran

Posted by seumasach on February 9, 2012

It seems that in Europe, ad hoc policy such as France and England’s naval bandwagoning with the American armada in the Persian Gulf has replaced rational defense strategies that could entertain an Iranian-European security debate and even cooperation.

Exactly. Britain and France have effectively bounced Europe into another serious own-goal. Hopefully the defeat of Sarkozy in the coming elections will lead to Britain being finally frozen out of European security policy and the subsequent adoption of a saner and more constructive policy towards Iran.

Kaveh Afrasiabi

Asia Times

10th February, 2012

PALO ALTO – At last week’s Munich Security Conference, there was a conspicuous absence of any meaningful discussion of the “Iran crisis” threatening global peace and security.

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Greek parties condemn Iran oil ban

Posted by seumasach on January 29, 2012

PressTV

29th January, 2012

The coalition of left parties in Greece has denounced the European Union’s decision to ban oil imports from Iran as being in line with the US and Israeli warmongering policies in the Middle East.

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