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Post time 2012-5-22 19:36:37 |Display all floors
Turkey opposes anti-Iran sanctions: Turkish minister

Tue May 22, 2012

Turkish Minister of Development Cevdet Yilmaz has reiterated his country’s opposition to the US-led sanctions against Tehran, saying Turkey will not comply with anti-Iran embargoes.

“We voted against Iran’s sanctions in the United Nations,” said Yilmaz, adding that Turkey, as a friendly country to Iran, “will not support sanctions against the Islamic Republic.”

Yilmaz made the remarks in a meeting with Chairman of Iran's Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines (ICCIM) Mohammad Nahavandian and a number of Iranian businessmen in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Monday.

The US, Israel and some of their allies accuse Iran of pursuing a military nuclear program, and have used the allegation as a pretext to push the UN Security Council to impose four rounds of sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

The US and the EU have imposed new financial sanctions as well as oil embargoes against Iran since the beginning of 2012, claiming that the country’s nuclear energy program includes a military component.

Iran strongly rejects the allegations, maintaining that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

The Turkish minister further said Iran and Turkey should use all the existing opportunities and capacities to boost the volume of bilateral trade, which currently stands at USD 16 billion per annum.

He also called for the establishment of more joint entry ports as well as the expansion of cross-border transportation between Iran and Turkey.

During the meeting, Iran's Deputy Commerce Minister Massoud Movahedi praised ‘the deep-rooted’ relations between Tehran and Ankara, and said the two sides have planned to double the volume of their trade in the next three years.

The Iranian official referred to the exchange of trade delegation and creation of joint exhibitions as ways to boost mutual economic relation, and called on the private and state sectors of both countries to remove trade barriers.

Iran and Turkey have sharply increased the level of their trade ties over the past years. In 2000, the level of bilateral trade stood at about only one billion dollars, but in 2010, it exceeded 10 billion dollars. The figure hit 15 billion dollars last year.

The two neighboring countries seek to raise the value of their bilateral trade to 30 billion dollars in 2015.
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Post time 2012-6-29 17:16:48 |Display all floors
This post was edited by firstcause at 2012-6-29 17:17

US exempts China, Singapore from Iran oil embargo

Fri Jun 29, 2012

The US has exempted China and Singapore from complying with Washington’s unilateral sanctions on oil trade with Tehran, c
US exempts China, Singapore from Iran oil embargo iting their significant cut in crude imports from Iran.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the exemptions for China and Singapore in a statement on Thursday, citing their “significantly” reduced oil purchases from Iran, the Associated Press reported.

She said that the two countries received a six-month exception to continue buying Iranian crude at lower levels. The waivers are renewable.

"A total of 20 world economies have now qualified for such an exception," Clinton said in the statement.

The exemptions for the two Asian countries come hours before the US sanctions on purchases of oil from Iran go into effect.

The US administration in late March approved sanctions on Iranian crude oil sector, which penalize other countries for buying or selling Iranian crude oil. The sanctions were scheduled to take effect on June 28.

Under the law signed by US President Barack Obama late last year, the administration can, however, exempt countries from sanctions if they significantly cut crude imports from Iran.

The EU also agreed on January 23 to ban oil and petroleum products imports from Iran. The sanctions take effect as of July 1.  

The sanctions by the US and EU aim to put pressure on the Islamic Republic over its nuclear energy program, which Washington, Israel and some of their allies claim may include a military aspect.

Iran dismisses allegations, arguing that as a committed signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has the right to use the nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.   

Iran has time and again downplayed the effect of the sanctions on the country’s economy.

Sanctions against Iran's oil sector have failed and will not block the progress and development of the industry,” Iran's Oil Minister Qassem Rostami said in April.

“Today, [Iran’s] adversaries consider the restrictions on Iran's oil industry as ‘tough sanctions,’ but based on domestic capabilities, I confidently say that the oil industry has bade farewell to the embargoes,” he added.

Iran has also said that the embargos will adversely affect those countries that have imposed them as well as other economies.

“In the past and before the oil sanctions against Iran, we warned the countries imposing them that they themselves will be harmed by the embargoes, and, unfortunately, now the European people are living under pressure,” Rostami said earlier this month.

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Post time 2012-6-30 12:42:25 |Display all floors
people, the only way you and any one will stop america is stop buying their stuff. look at how many GM cars are sold in china. I said it before american Govt is controlled by Big Companies. when they listen govt will listen.

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Post time 2012-6-30 12:48:48 |Display all floors
The sanctions on Iran have caused Iran’s interest in the nuclear bomb that hadn’t existed before.

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Post time 2012-7-9 08:30:26 |Display all floors
India should support Iran

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Post time 2012-7-9 18:19:19 |Display all floors
incarnationabc Post time: 2012-3-17 20:43
NEW DELHI: Once deployed, the 20-tonne Agni-IV and 50-tonne Agni-V will add the much-needed muscle ...

Well that's not starting a war - using the same logic China is a war mongering nation as it also has nukes...?

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Post time 2012-7-9 18:24:39 |Display all floors
Madras.pinto Post time: 2012-3-18 19:36
India should hogwash the divisions of India clause in the Indian Independence Act.
The b@$tard Briti ...

Erm... can I just point out that your initial assertion is utter nonsense.

There was no Indian nation prior to Britain's rule....

It was far more divided before the British empire than it was after.

You can thank the British for unifying India and creating a far more stable nation than the one you are apparently fantasying about. They did that because Hindus and Muslims wanted to kill each other as much then as they do now.

No doubt if those nations you listed had stayed part of India - you would now be howling about how the evil British had caused the chaos that would follow.

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