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U.S. Exempts Japan, 10 EU Nations From Iran Oil Sanctions

Bloomberg -- The Obama administration is sending a message to major buyers of Iranian oil -- in particular China, India and South Korea -- that they can avoid new U.S. sanctions by curtailing their imports of Iranian crude by the end of June, several U.S. officials said.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced yesterday that an “initial group” of countries -- Japan and 10 European Union nations -- have “significantly reduced” their Iranian oil purchases and thus qualified for an exemption from sanctions for a renewable period of 180 days under the law.

The U.S. didn’t grant waivers to China (CCCIIQIR), the leading importer of Iranian crude in the first half of last year, or to India and South Korea, which were the third- and fourth-largest buyers, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2012 6:09:49 AM

China can't do w/out oil. And the sanctions drive the price down for China. In order to survive, they can't do anything else, but buy it cheaply.
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2012 5:10:47 PM

Really
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 8:22:49 PM

China is another worry
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 7:26:34 PM

it's just another obamma sham - vote him out ABO - anybody but obamma
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 7:12:21 PM

What a joke.
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 6:28:51 PM

Does the prez really care? Gas buddy readers doubt it.
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aarrrt
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 6:11:07 PM

Either you have a sanction or don't. This exemption is plain stupid. Bad call Mr. President.
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bluebie
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 6:10:06 PM

There will be always someone to buy Iran's oil if the prices are slightly lower than that in the International market.
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EVBuddy
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 6:05:39 PM

That policy drives up the price of oil and gasoline. Nationalize Iran to drive down oil prices!
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nobama is up to no good. Our new president next year should help. No guarantees though.
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:58:28 PM

sanctions will hurt their delicate balance in china
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:54:43 PM

so now the price goes up again......thanks
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:53:30 PM

as if they care..
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Politics, politics and more politics. None of it helps the consumer.
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Get rid of the dy numb ic duos, and take care of the US
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:49:51 PM

iran is not gonna be hurt a bit really by anything we do or say, p.o.-ed yes but stopped, no. the best stand we can take is to return to a way of manufacturing and doing business that (sorry to say) government, sanctions, boycotts, tariffs (or lack thereof)has pretty well made darn near impossible. it didn't start with obama but this nation needs to get out and vote and make sure it ends with him while we still have a chance to stay a great nation in our own right...
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Vote out Obama an dall the other din wits in the the senate,etc.
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Take care of home first then you can look at the world's needs!
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Obama and Clinton...they dynamic duo. Save us!
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:45:27 PM

Just take away any subsidies or US support to the companies that buy iranian oil.
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:45:07 PM


big_mac64 wrote, "caddilac...if you have kept up with US consumption, you would know that America IS using less oil now than 10 years ago."

big_mac64, if you have kept up with US consumption news, you are using less only because you are forced to use less by higher prices for gasoline, but you are still using more than you need to use.

Just because you are using less than you did 10 years ago doesn't excuse the amount that you still use.

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rd2000
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:39:28 PM

yes why have a boycot
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:37:26 PM

032946 IS CORRECT
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:36:31 PM

Why have a boycot?
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:35:59 PM

we need to take care of ourselves
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milespergallon
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:35:26 PM

If those countries want to purchase from those sand-stompers it is their right. BUT!
It is our RIGHT to NOT give ANY aid to ANY of those countries. No money, no food, no support no technology no vacation destinations! NO NOTHIN'.
And,
if perchance this UNITED STATES of AMERICA was at all involved in saving their a$$ from destruction, annihilation, take over, assault or any other form of action where the UNITED STATES of AMERICA and to come to their sorry a$$ aide, we MUST receive full REPAYMENT of our expenses which cost the UNITED STATES of AMERICA citizens in money, supplies, armament and lives.
PAYABLE IMMEDIATELY
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:34:24 PM

Why do we have to be the police of the world.
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:29:32 PM


I read an article the other day on google when I was scrolling through Real estate ( homes )owned by banks in U.S.and they stated the U.S. gov't borrows 2 billion a day from China and pays Pakistan 12 billion a year to be a democracy.
Does anyone think this is true?
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:29:22 PM

What's the purposed of a boycott if everyone has an exemption.

That'll teach them unruly Iranians!

... or maybe not.
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:29:07 PM

Obama is at it on a re-election year
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:28:52 PM

ok
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we Should worry only about our freekin country,Vote out OBAMA!!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:25:09 PM

njerald said "Another clueless Marxist B O regime decision"

Another clueless comment. Oh and if you know anything about history you should know about the fascist who rose to power by branding his opponents as Marxists and communists. That was in the 1930's and his name as Adolf Hitler! Ever heard of him?
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:24:59 PM

caddilac...if you have kept up with US consumption, you would know that America IS using less oil now than 10 years ago. People continue to drive less and demand has been down at least for the last 3 yrs, maybe more
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wschmrdr
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:24:24 PM

I wonder if those 10 EU nations include Greece, Portugal, Italy, and some of the other broke ones, so that they can re-sell Iranian oil and make money off of that.
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caddilac
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:21:51 PM


What gives the US the right to dictate to other countries????????

Also, if you include sanctions for some countries you should include sanctions for all countries that buy from Iran.

If the US expects those other countries to use less, because they have to buy less, then the US should either use less oil themselves and provide an example of how to do it or supply those other countries with the oil they won't be getting from Iran.

The US only has about 5% of the worlds population but uses 25% of the oil produced daily.

Use only 10% and that leaves 15% for those other counties to use.

It would seem that it is easy to tell other countries to do with less, but it is another thing to do it yourselves.
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:21:12 PM

seriously
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:20:22 PM

this is stupid
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:18:53 PM

Huh?
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:13:13 PM

Interesting....
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:12:40 PM

Why?
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:11:35 PM

driving prices higher by telling everyone to avoid crude from Iran.. why dont they come up with other solution
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:10:36 PM

What!? Why!?
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Political double talk for we like to talk, but don't like to act.
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:09:55 PM

What do you expect?
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Nothing surprises me anymore...
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:07:28 PM

get over it !
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:07:18 PM

WHY?
these sanctions have been in place for over 30 years and we are still letting them get away with this....
diplomats...got to love them
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:05:16 PM

Maybe sanctions were not the way to go at all.
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:05:12 PM

cool
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