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Posted: 9/6/2005 11:54:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2005 11:55:14 AM EDT by glockguy40]
Currently Iran can not provide oil to the U.S. due to U.S. sanctions. Iran says if U.S. lifts sanction, it would provide 20 million barrels of oil. Today's oil price was $66.15. That comes out to over $1.3 billion... almost triple what Kuwait offered

Iran offers US Katrina oil relief


By Frances Harrison
BBC News, Tehran

A pool of oil lies beneath a ruptured oil storage tank at a refinery in Louisiana
The hurricane reduced US refining capacity by 10%
Iran has offered to send 20m barrels of crude oil to the US to help with the consequences of Hurricane Katrina.

The two countries have had no diplomatic relations for decades, but America did send help to Iran when a severe earthquake hit Bam in 2003.

Speaking on state-run radio, Iran's envoy to OPEC said his country was ready to send up to five shiploads of crude oil to the US.

But he said this could only happen if US sanctions were lifted first.

The envoy, Hosein Kazempur-Arbedili, did not clarify if he meant lifted temporarily for this aid shipment, or permanently.

The idea behind this offer is that Hurricane Katrina has badly disrupted production in the Gulf of Mexico, which supplies up to a quarter of America's oil.

In practice, US sanctions may well mean Iran cannot carry through on its offer, but it is a rare gesture of good will.

When an earthquake devastated the Iranian city of Bam nearly two years ago a team of American doctors with medical aid was sent.

Though Iran was thankful for the humanitarian help it never led to a breakthrough in relations.
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Link Posted: 9/6/2005 11:55:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 11:56:33 AM EDT
They didn't say how long we had to lift them
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 11:56:53 AM EDT
Sigh. Quid-pro-quo.

Didn't see this one coming.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 11:57:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2005 11:59:15 AM EDT by glockguy40]

Originally Posted By TheCynic:
Sigh. Quid-pro-quo.

Didn't see this one coming.

I guess in a sense... but unless the we lift the sanctions, due to U.S. law, we can't accept their oil.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 11:59:08 AM EDT
Tell Iran to GFY.

Link Posted: 9/6/2005 11:59:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 11:55:12 AM EDT
My magic 8-ball says no...
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 11:56:38 AM EDT
Sounds like N. Korea to me. You do this and we'll give you that. What do you want to bet we lift sanctions and they have trouble sending it. OR if we do lift them temporarily, we'll look like the bad guys if we put them back in place. If we don't accept it, we're being stubborn.

I don't think we'll win this one no matter what we do, and the Iranians know it.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 11:58:32 AM EDT
How about "Send us the oil or we take it?"

Link Posted: 9/6/2005 12:06:02 PM EDT

I dont understand why people think there is a lack of oil in the US. There is no such thing; we only have a short-term lack of refining capability. We could have tanker after tanker floating right on our coasts and it would have no influence whatsoever on the price of gas.

What we have is a refining problem; which CANNOT be fixed by bringing in more oil. Yeesh !
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 12:09:08 PM EDT
Awfully ballsy to be in THEIR position attepting to Extort the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

That's basically what this is.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 12:14:26 PM EDT
Absolutely not.

The fact that they even make such an offer tells us that the sanctions are having their intended effect.

Sorry mullahs. Nice try.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 12:15:06 PM EDT
Fuck no
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 12:15:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2005 12:17:04 PM EDT by DirtyDeeds]
Either way, they're going to make us look bad. I know we don't need oil. We need refined oil i.e. gasoline. The US will have to respond like "Thank you for your offer but we have all we need on the way right now. If that changes, we'll call." I know it's BS but what do you do?

Edit: It will make them look a little bad putting conditions on it, but they'll probably spin that too.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 12:17:33 PM EDT
Oil tankers with nukes ready go off when they reach the US?
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Link Posted: 9/6/2005 12:35:48 PM EDT
20 million barrels of oil is probably about a week supply worth..........are they that stupid to believe that will lift sanctions?
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 12:45:09 PM EDT
Lift the sanctions, get the oil...then put the sanctions right back on again.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 12:53:49 PM EDT
So what if they hang rape victims... they have magic black liquid.


Fk em.

- BG
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 12:55:35 PM EDT
No thanks.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 1:11:44 PM EDT
If Iran sends all the oil we think about it.

And leave a carrier group in the region for 'safe keeping'.

Link Posted: 9/6/2005 1:13:45 PM EDT
They can drink thier F-ing oil...
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 1:16:28 PM EDT
Are they giving it or are they selling it?

If they are giving it to us........fuck it, lets take it and then put the sanctions back in place.

If they want us to buy it......fuck them. We could buy it from anyone.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 1:18:42 PM EDT
If they give it to us......do the consumers get to fill up for free?

just wondering outloud on the internet.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 1:20:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 1:20:53 PM EDT
Nice try Iran
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 3:41:41 PM EDT
Keep your oil.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 3:43:47 PM EDT
Eat me.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 3:46:00 PM EDT
fuck you, Iran
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 3:46:50 PM EDT
This reminded me of a flier I saw around town in the 70's during the Iran hostage crisis....a picture of Mickey mouse giving the middle finger with a caption that said, "Hey, Iran"

Just once, I would like to see our own country be the agressor...quitely if politically neccesary....but damn what I would give to vaporize that miserable fucking country.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 3:47:09 PM EDT
Carter did not slap the lip off these fuckstains twenty years ago... they have gotten cocky.

Cocky MFs are always easy.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 3:52:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 4:43:42 PM EDT
why lift sanctions to a government that is already on the list for "on the job" training in regards to the military?

Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:28:25 AM EDT
Only if we get to nuke them first.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:43:27 AM EDT
Remember when Bam,Iran was flattened by the earthquake a few years ago? I remember us offering all kinds of help, no questions asked, to the pig-nut-lickers.

Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:46:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:46:46 AM EDT

Drill ANWAR today!
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:52:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TWIRE:

Drill ANWAR today!


The libs say there is very little oil in ANWAR, but why would the oil companies want to spend all that money on infrastructure up there for just a little oil. Me thinks there is alot!

Link Posted: 9/7/2005 11:18:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By distributor_of_pain:
Awfully ballsy to be in THEIR position attepting to Extort the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

That's basically what this is.

extortion? extortion relies on a threat, and they have no threat leverage. it's a simple trade that they're offering. i'm not sure it'd be a good idea to accept, but it's not even remotely extortion.

deft political move, and maybe the best way to develop a new relationship.

don't forget, a lot of people said perestroika was a ruse.
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