Iran cuts oil export to 6 European states

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  1. Well the stand-off has started; PressTV - Iran cuts oil export to 6 European states ‎ response to the latest sanctions imposed by the EU against Iran's energy and banking sectors, the Islamic Republic has cut oil exports to six European countries. Iran on Wednesday cut oil exports to six European countries including Netherlands, Spain, Italy, France, Greece and Portugal
     
  2. Why not the UK?
     
  3. Exactly, I assumed we'd be first in line to be humiliated again, what have they got in mind for us?
     
  4. Nothing, they probably feel a little bit sorry for us.

    If anything they might even start sending us free oil :-D
     
  5. And why the greeks, the poor bastars are having a hard time at the minute. Unless they are trying to further cripple Europe and realise the UK arent realy part of Europe so their is no gain for them to stop our oil.
     
  6. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    here y'go...
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/16/world/europe/iran-says-it-will-cut-oil-supplies-to-6-european-nations.html

    Maybe they have targetted these countries ( rather than Germany,) because the Iranians believe they will fold the quickest, as already eyebrow deep in the financial clart....
     
  7. It's all intended to de-stabilise the Euro and make life shit for us,,,Greece goes bump we all suffer....
     
  8. I thought the countries affected were going to boycott the oil anyway, so all Iran has done is made themselves look as if they are in control and it was their doing.
     
  9. We probably don't buy any off them.
     
  10. The Iranians can say and do as they please regarding shutting off oil to named states, but there again, a lot of oil once embarked and at sea in mega tankers is bartered for by different buyers in different countries to the one originally stated on a ships manifest, so no cigar for Mr Admedinnerdad.
     
  11. Wheres Kojo Annan when you need him?