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Iran Threatens to Use Oil in Nuke Standoff

Iran threatened Saturday to use oil as a weapon if the U.N. Security Council imposes sanctions over its nuclear program. The nation’s interior minister raised the possibility of using Iran’s own oil and gas supplies and its position on a vital Persian Gulf oil route as weapons in the international standoff. “If (they) politicize our nuclear case, we will use any means. We are rich in energy resources. We have control over the biggest and the most sensitive energy route of the world,” Interior Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi was quoted as saying by the official Islamic Republic News Agency.Full Story

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