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Considering how many other nations have enrichment technology, then it is far too late in the day to proclaim that enrichment isn't part of the deal. Certainly, the other nations of the world don't think that enrichment was excluded, and theyv'e gone to extreme ends to make their voice on the matter clear, as I've written before. The Developing Nations and the Non-Aligned Movement have repeatedly gone on record defending Iran's right to enrichment. Even US allies such as Brazil and Turkey have explicitly recognized that right. ››read more
Iran’s central bank and Oil Ministry have signed an agreement with the Iranian Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Products Exporters’ Association to secure delivery of 500,000 barrels per day to Europe, bypassing the EU sanctions. ››read more
What does an oil refinery do when it loses its supply of Iranian crude? A contract for Saudi Arabian oil is probably the best replacement, over the medium term. But in a rush, little beats a few barrels of Urals, the Russian main export oil stream.
Omid Memarian considers an online poll which was removed by the authorites in Iran as some sort of valid evidence that Iranians don't really support their nuclear program. This has been a sort of "holy grail" talking point by the hardliners in Washington who have tried very hard to portray the Iranian government as being isolated on the issue and pressing the matter contrary to the wishes of the people of Iran. So naturally they're bound to play-up this poll.