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Monday, March 31, 2008


Iranian energy independence

The U.S. and its allies/lackeys insist with a straight face that Iran should be willing to rely on other countries for nuclear fuel. Just how much such assurances would be worth to Iran is well illustrated by an article in today's news:
The U.S. has demanded to see a Swiss contract for natural gas supplies from Iran to see whether it violates an American sanctions law against Tehran, the U.S. Embassy in Switzerland said Sunday.

The 25-year contract, worth between $28 billion and $42 billion, is between Swiss energy trading company EGL and the state-owned National Iranian Gas Export Company.
So, according to the U.S., even the right of Iran to sell natural gas to a third country is subject to the control of U.S. law!

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