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U.S. cracks down on Iran's oil tanker company, exposes fronts

Reuters -- The United States ramped up pressure on Iran's ability to export oil on Thursday, identifying Tehran's main tanker firm and exposing dozens of its vessels as government-controlled entities.

In the latest set of measures designed to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, the U.S. Treasury identified the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC), 58 of its vessels and 27 of its affiliates as extensions of the state, which would undermine Iran's attempts to use renamed, disguised vessels to evade sanctions, the department said.

The identifications, which also included naming what Washington said were four front companies for Iran's state oil enterprise, would help countries and foreign companies comply with Western penalties against Iran.


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Submitted Jul 13, 2012 By: Mudsprings
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So now we trust them not to make enriched fuel for a nuclear weapon???
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thanks for posting.
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WoW !!
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This is an interesting article Mud.....thanks for posting!
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Thank you for posting.
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Good, squeeze them.
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Iran - another problem poised to create issues.
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ok
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wait and see
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Hold their feet to the fire
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2012 11:54:48 PM

Sanctions and diplomacy seem to be more effective than false stories of WMDs.
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I wish we could get out of the middle east
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time to put a stop to this.
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Irregardless, Iran will continue to sell oil on the black market to finance it's nuclear program.
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Do what ever is necessary to keep Iran from building nukes.
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clermont40miles
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"Finger in the dike. Another leak springs up. Another finger.

Sieve comes to mind.

And so goes sanctions.

Weakeness pervasive."

They'll be stopped... since we won't stop givin' them the finger.
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Interesting....
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So what does Jimmy (the jerk) Carter think of all this?
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wait next it will be more WMD if republicans get in
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Sanctions will not stop Iran.
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I agree, rf6480. The US does not and cannot rule the world.
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US just itchin to start WW3
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Ok.
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Iran will find ways around the sanctions.
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time for deeper sanctions
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Sanctions will only lead to new issues
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Sanctions don't work, even if the entity you are sanctioning is this stupid.
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You can't hide!
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I agree with most of what JLSindy says. :-p
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Good!
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Yesterdays news
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I agree with most of what everyone says.
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Wow.
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Squeeze them till they pop.
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Way to go Mud! I love this story.
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sneaky
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We'll see what this does to stop them.
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OK
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Finger in the dike. Another leak springs up. Another finger.

Sieve comes to mind.

And so goes sanctions.

Weakeness pervasive.
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Big brother of the world order.
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They're just denying them insurance. Much less messy than blowing them out of the water.
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Same info, different article.
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yipes!
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A nice little decisive skirmish might help somebody get re-elected.
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ok!
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"its nuclear program, which Tehran maintains is solely for peaceful purposes." Right...And my cats can bark...Actually, my Siamese can speak French...no kidding. The other day she said,"Moi", as clear as day.
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Keep stopping them.
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