Policies on Iran: Facing Rejection?

Rejection by Mjt16 / Wikimedia *

  • British officials reject US request to use UK bases against Iran
  • Switzerland dismiss US-led unilateral sanctions against Iran
  • Swiss-based Vitol – latest oil firm bypassing the USGovt sanctions against Iran

British officials reject US request to use UK bases against Iran

October 26, 2012

PressTV – British officials have reportedly rejected a request made by the United States to use its military bases in the UK as staging grounds for a possible attack on Iran.

According to The Guardian, the British government spurned the request citing advice from the attorney general’s office that such an attack could violate international law.

“The UK would be in breach of international law if it facilitated what amounted to a preemptive strike on Iran,” a senior Whitehall source told The Guardian.
Complete article HERE

Swiss rejection of Iran sanctions proves West divided: Analyst

October 26, 2012

PressTV – An analyst says Switzerland’s recent dismissal of the illegal US-led unilateral sanctions against Iran dispels the “myth” of a united Western front against the Islamic Republic, Press TV reports.

“I think that the Swiss decision is very important in several respects. For one thing, it does away with the myth of a common Western approach towards Iran,” Kaveh Afrasiabi, author and political scientist told Press TV in an interview.
Complete article HERE

The Swiss-based Vitol is the latest oil firm
bypassing the USGovt sanctions against Iran.

They exploit a legal loophole in Swiss law, since the nation did not abide by the US-led sanctions, a notable resistance. Vitol boasts being the largest oil trader in the world. It buys and sells Iranian fuel oil, undermining Western efforts to choke the flow of flow of money to Tehran. In August alone, Vitol purchased two million barrels of fuel oil, used for power generation, from Iran and offered it to Chinese traders. The Vitol firm is not obliged to comply with a ban imposed in July by the European Union on trading oil. The tale of the cargo for Iranian fuel oil involves tanker tracking systems being switched off, frequent ship-to-ship transfers, and the blending of the oil with fuel from another source to alter the physical specification of the cargo. How crafty.

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