24.7.18

If tiny impoverished Sri Lanka can do it, so can other nations...

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Nations which already enjoy American led sanctions against them will not JOIN a sanctions regime against Iran also for obvious reasons.

Nations which enjoy American instituted tariffs against them, ought not join sanctions regime against Iran also for obvious reasons.

Nations which are part of the SCO ought not join sanctions regime against Iran also for obvious reasons.

Nations which are part of the BRIC's ought not join sanctions regime against Iran also for obvious reasons.

Iran for its part, as I have been consistently arguing since 2005, ought not threaten to close the Straights of Hormuz.....as it constitutes international waters, and thus any action by Iran to close the Straights of Hormuz will give the USA Casus Belli to create an International Armada to unblock it....like Somali Pirates armed with AK-47, and speed boats in International waters in the Horn of Africa.

AND in the 21st century nobody, nobody, nobody uses speedboats as a serious naval strategy.

AND, again as with 2005 advice.....in a war, the Iranian navy will play the least significant role in the defense of Iran.

Since the mullahs were brought into power by the CIA IN 1979, the above sage advice will go unheeded.

Sanction are an act of war (passive cold war), but many nations have faced American sanctions......Apartheid South Africa, the Soviet Union, Russia, Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam, Taliban Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Sudan and so on.

IRAN must not feel 'SPECIAL' and 'OVER SENSITIVE' when the USA hegemonic Empire imposes UNJUST stringent sanctions against Iran, to please little Israel. 

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Sri Lanka Aims to Evade US Sanctions With Tea for Oil Trade With Iran
UN Security Council doesn't forbid sending tea to Iran


Facing new regulations aimed to avoid violating UN and US sanctions on Iran, Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has found a novel way to try to keep paying for oil purchases made from Iran. They intend to give them tea.

CPC owes Iran about $250 million, which the Sri Lanka Tea Board notes is about the same as the amount of tea Iran would import from Sri Lanka in a year. The suggestion is the oil company pay for the tea and send that instead of money.

The deal isn’t final, and more talks are expected in the coming weeks. With the US trying to restrict Iran’s ability to access the international banking systems, trade for other goods may once again be attempted as a way to circumvent sanctions. There is, after all, no UN ban on sending tea to Iran.

This is not the first time such a scheme has been attempted. In 2012 and 2013, Turkey bought a substantial amount of Iranian natural gas and paid for it in physical gold, which Iran was then able to exchange for foreign cash.