January 18, 2012

China's Hand on Iranian Spigot

David Ignatius, Washington Post

AP Photo

The squeeze is already beginning on Iran's oil exports -- and guess which nation quietly reduced its purchases from Tehran this month. Why, that would be China, Iran's supposed protector.

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