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Russia Asks Iran For Help In Skirting US Sanctions

From the Washington Free Beacon:

Russia Asks Iran: Help Us Skirt U.S. Sanctions

By Adam Kredo | May 8, 2014

A senior Russian official held a meeting with Iran’s ambassador to Moscow on Wednesday to solicit advice on ways the Russian government can skirt U.S. sanctions that were leveled in wake of its invasion of Ukraine.

And never mind that the sanctions on Russia have been almost meaningless. And never mind that Obama lifted whatever sanctions we had on Iran last year.

Russian Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev summoned Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanayee for a meeting in Moscow to learn strategies for avoiding the brunt of U.S. sanctions. Moiseev reportedly “called on Tehran to share its experiences with Russia in confronting the U.S.-led sanctions,” according to a report in Iran’s state-run Fars News Agency.

Iran has for years developed elaborate and illegal methods for skirting sanctions on its contested nuclear program, its military, and oil trade. The meeting is a sign that Moscow may already be feeling the pain of U.S. sanctions on top Russian officials and companies…

We doubt that. The Russians are just preparing in case there ever are real sanctions after they finish invading Ukraine.

Iran has been particularly successful at skirting U.S. sanctions on its oil and energy sectors…

Remember how we are always told to give sanctions a chance? Like in Iraq? Even though they never work.

And speaking of Iraq:

Iraq has also been singled out for its attempts to help Iran avoid U.S. sanctions, which were significantly loosened late last year after Iran and Western nations inked an interim nuclear accord…

That is how the people of Iraq thank us for freeing them from a murderous dictator.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, May 9th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

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