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21 September: Crude oil rallies through $US84 a barrel for the first time in New York; Traders – and Iran – expect $US100 a barrel oil

Posted by gasweek on 26 September, 2007

Crude oil rallied through $US84 a barrel for the first time in New York on Thursday night when the October futures contract expired. Read the rest of this entry »

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Iran unveils new home-grown fighter jet: “Our forces like a thunderbolt will blind the eyes of the enemies of our land”

Posted by gasweek on 26 September, 2007

Iran has unveiled a new home-grown fighter jet amid growing tensions with the United States, and said the plane could “blind the eyes” of its enemies, reported The Canberra Times (22/9/2007, p.15). Read the rest of this entry »

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Tehran has plan to attack Israel, if Israel bombs Iran: warns: don’t make “a silly mistake”

Posted by gasweek on 26 September, 2007

A senior Iranian military offic­ial has warned that Tehran has prepared a plan to attack Israel if Israel bombs Iran, reported Nazila Fathi in Tehran in The Age (21/9/2007, p.11). “We have drawn up a plan to strike back at Israel with our bombers if this regime possibly makes a silly mistake,” General Mohammad Alavi, the deputy commander of Iran’s air force, said.

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America and Iran play rivals for mastery of the post-Saddam Gulf; leaders of both countries ratchet up rhetoric

Posted by gasweek on 20 September, 2007

America and Iran have come to see each other as rivals for mastery of the post-Saddam Gulf. American relations with Iran appear to be going from bad to worse. The two countries are used to trading insults, but they have now become explosive. The more George Bush flounders in Iraq, the greater his temptation to blame Iran. On 28 August he called Iran the world’s leading supporter of terrorism, claiming that its nuclear programme had put the Middle East “under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust” and authorised his commanders to confront Iran’s “murderous activities”, reported The Economist, (12/9/2007, p.14).

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