Iran halts oil sales to UK, France on eve of talks




 
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Iran halts oil sales to UK, France on eve of talks
 
February 20th, 2012  
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Iran halts oil sales to UK, France on eve of talks
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran ordered a halt to its oil sales to Britain and France on Sunday in a move seen as retaliation against tightening EU sanctions, as a team of U.N. inspectors flew to Tehran to press the Islamic Republic over its disputed nuclear program. The European Union enraged Tehran last month when it decided to impose a boycott on its oil from July 1. Iran, the world's fifth-largest oil exporter, responded by threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz, the main Gulf oil shipping lane. ...




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