In Major Policy Shift, Turkey To Buy Libyan Crude To Replace Iranian

Washington’s attempts to corral recalcitrant nations to support increased sanctions on Iran by boycotting their oil exports have seen a number of countries effectively ignore the U.S. pleas, including China and India. Now however, the Obama administration has apparently scored a diplomatic victory with one of Iran’s neighbors, as Turkey has announced that it will replace Iranian crude imports with oil shipped in from Libya. But not immediately. On 30 March Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz announced, “We will…

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