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South Africa may be hit with US sanctions over Iran oil imports

Sat May 12, 2012

South Africa would likely face sanctions from the United States if the largest economy in the African continent fails to meet the deadline to cut its crude oil imports from Iran.


The South African Petroleum Industry Association (PIA) said on Friday that it would have to expedite requests to the United States for a postponement and temporary exemption from the economic sanctions if South Africa fails to slash its imports of Iranian petroleum.

“This is not a business decision for us. It involves a political decision about political pressure,” PIA Executive Director Avhapfani Tshifularo said.

“We expect a Cabinet decision by the end of the month, and we will allow ourselves to be guided by that,” Tshifularo said.

The report comes as South African crude oil imports from the Islamic Republic of Iran have increased to $434.8 million in March from $364 million in February.

South Africa’s Revenue Service said on April 30 that Africa's biggest economy imported 505,908 tons of Iranian crude in March, up from 417,188 tons the previous month.

South Africa has come under pressure from Washington to cut its crude imports from Iran in line with the sanctions designed to halt Tehran's nuclear energy program.

According to the March data, South Africa's crude imports totaled 1.6 million tons, with Nigeria supplying 38 percent, Iran 32 percent, Saudi Arabia 22 percent, and Angola the rest.

The US sanctions require foreign financial institutions to make a choice between transactions with the Central Bank of Iran and Iran’s oil and financial sectors or being banned from the US economy.

On January 23, the EU agreed to ban oil imports as well as petroleum products from Iran and freeze the assets of the Central Bank of Iran across the EU.
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South Africa may be hit with US sanctions over Iran oil imports

Sat May 12, 2012

South African:
I am South African and most South Africans including the present government will support Iran's position in this matter.However, lets hope the USA does not exert pressure on the government like they always do. If South Africa stops buying oil its because of USA pressure, not their own decision. Iranians we South Africans are your friend, and we will buy your oil, we need it....Remember, if we stop buying it its because USA bullied our government into it.

Akwale in reply to South African:
In reply to South African…. I am disappointed in your comment. What I would have expected you to say is that the government must continue to trade with Iran, the fact that you said that if the government stop buying Iran’s oil, it will be because of pressure from the USA…this is an indication that Black governments remain subservient.. it is now time to throw down and as black people we have to change our mentality. We have to roll up our selves and prepare to get dirty…educate our people and build out own institutions so that they do not have to travel to the west or USA to get an education… the wealth is in our people and their ability to Build , Design, Make poisons and medicines.. the journey might be long, but this is the correct way to go. The South African government should have the balls of a camel and tell the USA and the west to go to hell and be prepared for their wrath, even if you have to eat grass.
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Sat May 12, 2012

caribbean critic

Simple solution South Africa Nationalise the gold diamond and Uranium mines. The Anglo American companies have been ripping you off long enough!
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mwadamkulu

The West particularly USA understand only the language of force and threat in solving problems.Africa and African should understand that it was the West that Colonized others, it was the West that invaded Africa and captured Africans and sold them into slavery in America to white settlers and it is the West in possession of weapon of mass destruction threatening the rest of the world to do their dirty works for them.Mandela has shown African way of peace and reconciliation. African leaders please avoid copying the west methods of solving problems. Africa is not selling weapons on industrial scale to encourage wars to sell their weapons. Settle problems peacefully and diplomatically with no threats or violence.
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jeffery

South Africa is rising power and is friends are rising powers. it USA that will soon be isolated as USA isolates it self due to bullying tactics .economic balance has shifted and now china and Russia are back its now fast becoming multi polar world . due to china/Russia military power.
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Singh and Ahmadinejad highlight Tehran-New Delhi ties

16.05.2012                        


On Monday, Iran and India chose to deepen ties and the extension of cooperation between the two countries in various fields.

During a telephone conversation between Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, noting their mutual existing capacities, both sides stressed the need for full extension of bilateral relations and increased cooperation between Tehran - New Delhi in various fields.

Ahmadinejad highlighted the deep relationships, friendship, and brotherhood between the two nations and then noted that "Undoubtedly, through closer bilateral cooperation between Tehran and New Delhi, good progress in relations will be attained."

He similarly argued that raising the level of ties and promoting bilateral cooperation will help both countries to establish sustainable peace and security at the regional and global levels.

In this regard, he expressed his hope that through increased contacts and consultations between authorities, the level of joint relations will rise in different fields of science, technology, commerce, economics and energy.

Meanwhile, the Indian Prime Minister said that New Delhi called for cementing its ties with Tehran, as he said, "There are numerous areas in different economic, commercial, and technological sectors, as well as  scientific cooperation for both countries.

It is recalled that bilateral trade between Tehran and New Delhi is estimated at 13.6 billion dollars. Also, 12% of India's imported oil comes from the South Asian country Iran.

Translated from the Spanish version by:


Lisa Karpova
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Clinton calls on India to stop buying oil from Iran                                            16.05.2012




Prensa Latina

The head of U.S. diplomacy, Hillary Clinton, said today that as part of its obligations to the international community, India must suspend its imports of Iranian oil.

Visiting the city of Kolkata (northeast), Clinton acknowledged the Indian stance on various issues of global importance, but added that one of its pending duties is to limit the purchases of oil from Iran because "there are other producers able to meet their energy needs," such as Iraq or Saudi Arabia.

After emphasizing the need to press the regime in Tehran to review its nuclear policy - that the west considers it to have a military purpose - she claimed that the position of countries like India is key to that goal.

"We think this is part of the role of India as a member of the international community," said the Secretary of State, quoted here by the news agency IANS. Clinton reiterated that Washington is calling on China, Japan and some European countries to cut their dealings with the Persian state.

Iran meets between 10 and 12 per cent of the Indian oil need and is its second largest provider, behind Saudi Arabia.

The theme appears as the greater divergence between New Delhi and Washington will surely be the highest on the agenda during the three day of the visit of Clinton to the South Asian nation.

Clinton will travel today from the ancient city of Calcutta to the Indian capital, where she will talk separately with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the President of the ruling United Progressive Alliance, Sonia Gandhi.

Early the next day, she is to meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, S. M. Krishna, in order to set the agenda for the third round of Strategic Dialogue United States - India, scheduled for June 13th in Washington.

Other expected topics will be bilateral civil nuclear  cooperation, the situation in Afghanistan, the possible contributions of India to stabilize that country and other matters related to regional security.

One wonders what form of belligerence, blackmail and bullying Ms. Clinton will use to get India to tow the line and submit to US dictates.  Perhaps she should get on her broom and fly home.  No one is interested in her nonsense.  She is not a diplomat, but an enforcer, an unwelcome one at that.


Translated from the Portuguese version by:


Lisa Karpova
Pravda.Ru


               


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