Iranian oil minister

Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi speaks at a press conference earlier this month in Tehran. Rostami said that as retaliation to the oil sanctions by the European Union, Iran would ban certain European countries from future oil deals with Iran. (Abedin Taherkenareh / EPA / February 4, 2012)

Iran has halted oil shipments to Britain and France, the Oil Ministry said Sunday, in an apparent pre-emptive blow against the European Union after the bloc imposed sanctions on Iran's crucial fuel exports.

The EU imposed tough sanctions against Iran last month, which included a freeze of the country's central bank assets and an oil embargo set to begin in July. Iran's Oil Minister Rostam Qassemi had warned earlier this month that Tehran could cut off oil exports to "hostile" European nations. The 27-nation EU accounts for about 18 percent of Iran's oil exports.

"Crude oil exports to British and French companies have been halted," Oil Ministry spokesman Ali Reza Nikzad-Rahbar said on the ministry's shana.ir website. "We have our own customers and have no problem to sell and export our crude oil to new customers."

Britain's Foreign Office declined comment, and there was no immediate response from French officials.

The semiofficial Mehr news agency said crude exports were halted Sunday to the two countries. It also said the National Iranian Oil Company has sent letters to some European refineries with an ultimatum to either sign long-term contracts of two to five years or be cut off.

Mehr did not specify which countries were sent the ultimatum, but Spain, Italy and Greece are among Europe's biggest buyers of Iranian oil.

Iran's targeting of Britain and France appeared to be a political decision to punish the two countries for supporting tougher sanctions against Iran over its disputed nuclear program.

Sunday's announcement follows a flurry of contradictory signals by Iran about backlash against the EU for imposing a boycott on Iranian oil.

Last week, state media said Iran was planning to cut off oil exports to six EU nations, including France, but later reports said the nations were only told that Iran has no problem finding replacement customers for the European shipments.

The EU sanctions, imposed last month, were part of Western efforts to target Iran's critical oil sector in attempts to rein in Tehran's nuclear program.

The West fears Iran's nuclear program aim to develop atomic weapons. Iran denies the allegations, and says the program is for peaceful purposes like producing electricity and medical isotopes.

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It almost look like that Iran wants to get into a world war. If they keep on trucking like this it's a done deal I'm afraid,and it could be any day!

Vernon, so America, Britain, Israel and France can do it, but not Iran - It's America and its axis of evil that is trucking their way to war.   It's time for Iran to do what's being done to them. America is scared stiff of the dollar being taken out of the oil equation... which is why Iraq and Libya was attacked... The propaganda by MSM is the trucking you talk about - they continue to spew lies about Iran to get the American people dismissive of any American (and it's co-warmongers) and Israeli action. 

I agree Robert. It's not Iran who wants war.

And you too Nikki old buddy, why don't you do some research on what I've said rather than to take it out of context what your agreeing to with your friend Robert. Why should I be attacked by either one of you,and thanks for jumping on the old Bandwagon.It was in what I said commenting on the new deployments of Iran and how that was also,get the also part please,how that was also going to get all of us into a WWW3. I think that we should not have decention in our own ranks,thanks alot.

Robert read what I left for you.

I love your dream and as for you fear it's mine also.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7yDkFmFIV8&feature=player_embedded

[what] enhances the instrumentality of the degree of control, of the degree of freedom ...of the breath...
the rate of combustion...the degrees of freedom in motion ...in flowing gravity... precise harmony...of oppositions...
flowing in gravity...in the hills and vales of the sky...in the waves of weight... kybernautos...staaring steering in weaving
the roads of the hurrikan...flowing in gravity...so simply...the mastery...
of breath...without which what thought...what act...without mastery of the breath

I would also like to say to brother Fairbairn, that I watched the U Tube video,and found it excellent and so well spoken. I have been calling Lucifer money for a long time,since that is it's name in todays messed up world!


''The United Nations has become a weapon and a shield for the world's dictators.

Not all dictators are the same. Some are no more than thugs. While hiding behind their guns and goons, they murder their captive citizens, condone torture (and a few even approve slavery and rape), and loot their country's wealth and resources for personal gain, for power, for an ideology, or for a religion. Of the many such thugs since 1945, the list ... quote written 2003  Titled:  The United Nations--
United Thugs :

http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/COMM.11.10.03.HTM

What Alex Jones was warning - has come to pass.  Australia's Carbon Tax & Mining Tax starts this 1st July,  Introduced by the Socialist Government under Julia Gillard.  QUOTE: 


October 20, 2009

The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations will hold their 15th conference on climate change through December 7-18th. At the conference, globalists like Obama will sign the ‘Copenhagen Climate Change Treaty’ that will replace the Kyoto treaty that is set to expire in 2012.

Lord Christopher Monckton, the man who warned many this week of the treaty appeared on the Glenn Beck radio program, he makes it clear that the treaty will create a World Government Dictatorship that will have complete authority over all nations by intervening in the economies and environment of any individual country in the world without consent. The treaty will also allow the distribution of wealth from developed countries like the U.S. to Third World Countries like Africa, in other words; taxpayer-funded socialist welfare''http://www.infowars.com/climate-treaty-will-create-world-government...

The Arab nations that have not bowed to this Tyrant's Will ( NWO under UN)  have been, are being systematically destroyed,  they must surrender, or die.  Humanity has not changed since time began.. Still the horrible 'brute force' mentality.  We must pray, ''Not my will, but thine, oh Great One, NWO!  '' (sarcasum intentional)

Well Robert Edwards,if you had read any of my other things said by me,you wouldn't have sent a half baked letter to me like this.  Their all going to get us into WWW3,I've said many times how I totally understand Iran's position and other countries and people also.So do some research before you open your mouth again, will ya,and would you like to be friends,I like spunky people like you, It shows that you have a pair!

If we see the deliberate push for war ... they are not hiding it..  they are now making bets on if it will be before or after the election.. i also heard Israel likes the spring.. how lovely...  "i am cusin' like a long shore man inside".... get as much supplies as you can afford as fast as possible i can't tell how bad it will be...   The spirit of the Lord always says trust me...  but Be prepared time is short  

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