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EU preparing to ban gas imports from Iran
| 05 October 2012
| (EurActiv.com with Reuters)
Posted on 10/06/2012 9:56:19 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The European Union is poised to ban imports of Iranian gas into Europe as part of its efforts to ratchet up pressure on the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program.
The moves come as European governments and the United States are searching for new ways to pressure Tehran into scaling back its nuclear work after diplomacy foundered earlier this year. Tehran denies its work has any military intentions.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Germany; Israel; Russia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: europeanunion; eussr; france; germany; iran; israel; jihad; naturalgas; russia; unitedkingdom; waronterror
posted on 10/06/2012 9:56:26 AM PDT
Europe just buys more natural gas from Norway, which is one of the world’s largest producers of natural gas. Because of Norway’s huge petroleum reserves, that’s why Norway can safely stay out of the Eurozone and its financial mess.
posted on 10/06/2012 10:19:36 AM PDT
(FairTax: America's economic cure)
Norway is not untouched by the eurozone, being in the European Economic Area; members of that have to abide by EU regulations.
posted on 10/06/2012 10:23:51 AM PDT
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posted on 10/06/2012 1:24:07 PM PDT
Europe is buying flatulence from Iran? Who knew?
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posted on 10/07/2012 8:40:01 AM PDT
(none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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