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    Cut oil sales to Israel's backers-Iranian commander

    Cut oil sales to Israel's backers-Iranian commander
    Sun 4 Jan 2009, 15:47 GMT

    TEHRAN, Jan 4 (Reuters) - An Iranian military commander called on Islamic countries to cut oil exports to Israel's supporters in response to the Jewish state's offensive in Gaza, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.

    IRNA said commander Bagherzadeh described oil as "one of the powerful elements of pressure" on the Jewish state's Western backers in the "unequal war" faced by Palestinians in the coastal strip.

    "Pointing at Westerners' dependence on the Islamic countries' oil and energy resources, he (Bagherzadeh) called for cutting the export of crude oil to the Zionist regime's supporters the world over," IRNA said, referring to Israel.

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    Iran, which often rails against the United States and Israel, is the world's fourth-largest oil producer and a leading member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Top exporter Saudi Arabia is a U.S. ally.

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    Re: Cut oil sales to Israel's backers-Iranian commander

    Not going to happen.
    Iran does not export Oil to US/UK in any case.

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    Re: Cut oil sales to Israel's backers-Iranian commander

    The US represents almost a quarter of the world market (not sure how much of OPEC's). With oil prices crashing I don't see this as even a remote possibility

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    Re: Cut oil sales to Israel's backers-Iranian commander

    A commander said it. Who cares. His voice is meaningless in the OPEC cartel.

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    Re: Cut oil sales to Israel's backers-Iranian commander

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    A commander said it. Who cares. His voice is meaningless in the OPEC cartel.
    To my way of thinking this represents the wishes of the Mullahs and Ahmadinejad. But, the same message coming from higher up might be considered an act of war from a Koranic point of view. And that is what Iran wants to avoid, IMO.

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