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U.S. May Try to Cut Off Iran's Gasoline Supply

Monday, 03 Aug 2009 08:44 AM

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The Obama administration is talking with allies and Congress about the possibility of cutting off Iran's imports of gasoline and other refined oil products.

The option of acting against companies around the world that supply Iran with 40 percent of its gasoline has been broached with European allies and Israel, officials from those countries said. Legislation that would give Mr. Obama that authority already has 71 sponsors in the Senate and similar legislation is expected to sail through the House.

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