The latest round of illegal US sanctions on Iran constitutes crimes against humanity as they have been designed to hurt ordinary Iranian civilians, a political commentator tells Press TV
“Iran is a grain importer and the US knows that and, by creating obstacles in the way of grain exports to Iran, the US is clearly committing crimes against humanity because it only affects ordinary Iranians who have got nothing to do with the country’s nuclear energy program,” Hamid-Reza Emadi said in an interview with Press TV on Thursday.
In a statement, released by the White House, US President Barack Obama has said the existing sanctions on Iran’s oil industry has been expanded “by making sanctionable the purchase or acquisition of Iranian petrochemical products.” He said that the US sanctions will apply to any financial institution that allows Iran to access the international financial system. Continue reading
Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi speaks during an interview with Press TV on April 16, 2012.
Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi says Saudi Arabia cannot replace Iran’s oil supply to the global market in the long run, Press TV reports.
Qasemi made the remarks during an interview with Press TV’s News Analysis on Monday night.
He noted that although the Saudi side stated at the most recent OPEC meeting that Saudi Arabia was not seeking to take Iran’s share of the oil market, “the latest policy of Saudi Arabia turned out otherwise” as Riyadh announced that it was ready to compensate for a lack of Iranian oil in the market.
The Iranian oil minister said, “Saudi production may be temporary, and it definitely cannot continue.”
“It is not practical, and if it is practical, it is transient… and will have negative effects in the future,” he added. Continue reading