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Iran warships deployed on Syria coast

Telegraph - Feb 20, 2012
Iranian warships were docked on the Syrian coast today in a fresh round of brinkmanship designed to demonstrate Tehran’s support for its isolated ally amid fears that the uprising could escalate into a regional showdown./ In a self-proclaimed show of force, officials in Tehran boasted that the presence of the vessels in the port of Tartus in the Mediterranean was a demonstration of Iran's military "might"./ Israel said it was closely monitoring the situation, although there was no sign that it was preparing to put its navy on alert as it ...

 

Iranian naval ships dock in Syria

Telegraph - Feb 20, 2012
Two Iranian naval ships have docked at the Syrian port of Tartous, Iran's state-run Press TV reported on Monday, in a development likely to raise concern in the West./ Iranian defence minister Ahmad Vahidi was quoted by the semi-official Fars news agency as saying: 'Our ships passed through the Suez canal and it is Iran's right to have a presence in international waters.'/ "The two ships, one which is a supply vessel and the other a destroyer have docked in Tartus, a port city north west of Damascus, and as per a bilateral agreement they ...

 

Iran Deploys Warships To The Mediterranean

Radio Free Europe - Feb 19, 2012
Iran's navy says its warships have entered the Mediterranean after crossing the Suez Canal to show Tehran's "might" to regional states. Commander Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said in remarks quoted on February 18 by the official IRNA news agency that Iranian Navy ships have passed through the Suez "for the second time since the Islamic Revolution." Sayyari did not say how many vessels had crossed the canal, but said the flotilla had previously docked in the Saudi port of Jeddah. Iranian media had reported that two ships, the destroyer "Shahid ...

 

Iran 'halts oil sales to France and Britain'

BBC - Feb 19, 2012
Iran has halted oil sales to British and French companies, the nation's oil ministry has said. A spokesman was reported as saying on the ministry's website that Iran would "sell our oil to new customers". European Union member states had earlier agreed to stop importing Iranian crude from 1 July. The move is intended to pressure Tehran to stop enriching uranium, which can be used for civilian nuclear purposes but also to build warheads. Iran insists its nuclear programme is peaceful, but the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency says it ...

 

Warships sail to Syria

Asia Times - Feb 20, 2012
A flotilla of Iranian warships crossed the Suez Canal and docked at the Syrian port of Tartus on Saturday. Iran's Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said the mission displays Iran's "might" despite 30 years of relentless sanctions. The flotilla comprised the 18th Fleet of the Iranian navy. The warships would hold exercises and will "train Syrian naval forces under an agreement signed between Tehran and Damascus one year ago". The influential cleric and deputy chairman of the Majlis' (parliament's" National Security and Foreign Policy "The ...

 

Iranian navy ships dock at Syrian port: Iranian media

Reuters - Feb 20, 2012
Two Iranian naval ships have docked at the Syrian port of Tartous, Iran's state-run Press TV reported on Monday, in a development likely to raise concern in the West. The ships docked on Saturday and were said to be providing training for Syrian naval forces under an agreement signed a year ago by the two allies, the English language station said without giving a source. Iranian defense minister Ahmad Vahidi was quoted by the semi-official Fars news agency as saying: "Our ships passed through the Suez canal and it is Iran's right to have a ...

 

Iran stops oil sales to British, French companies

Reuters - Feb 19, 2012
Iran has stopped selling crude to British and French companies, the oil ministry said on Sunday. "Exporting crude to British and French companies has been stopped ... we will sell our oil to new customers," spokesman Alireza Nikzad was quoted as saying by the ministry of petroleum website. The move appeared to be in retaliation for a decision by the European Union in January to stop importing crude from Iran from July 1 over its disputed nuclear program, which the West says is aimed at building bombs. Iran denies this. Iran's oil minister ...

 

Iran Stops Exporting Crude Oil to British, French Companies, Shana Reports

Bloomberg - Feb 19, 2012
stopped exporting crude oil to French and British companies, the oil ministry’s news website Shana reported, citing Alireza Nikzad Rahbar, a ministry spokesman. The halt in shipments followed a warning by the oil minister that the Persian Gulf country might act preemptively ahead of a European Union ban on purchases of Iranian oil set to start in July, Rahbar said, according to the report today. To contact the reporter on this story: Ladane Nasseri in Tehran at

 

Iran Oil Ministry: Exports cut to Britain, France

San Francisco Chronicle - Feb 19, 2012
Iran has halted oil shipments to Britain and France, the Oil Ministry said Sunday, in an apparent pre-emptive blow against the European Union after the bloc imposed sanctions on Iran's crucial fuel exports. The EU imposed tough sanctions against Iran last month, which included a freeze of the country's central bank assets and an oil embargo set to begin in July. Iran's Oil Minister Rostam Qassemi had warned earlier this month that Tehran could cut off oil exports to "hostile" European nations. The 27-nation EU accounts for about 18 percent ...

 

Iran stops sales of crude oil to UK, France

China Daily - Feb 19, 2012
Teheran sends warships to Mediterranean Sea to show its 'might' TEHERAN - Iran has stopped selling crude to British and French companies, the oil ministry said on Sunday, in a retaliatory measure against fresh EU sanctions on the nation's lifeblood, oil. "Exporting crude to British and French companies has been stopped ... we will sell our oil to new customers," spokesman Alireza Nikzad was quoted as saying by the ministry of petroleum website. The EU in January decided to stop importing crude from Iran from July 1 over its disputed nuclear ...

 



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