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Iran Oil Export Halt: Oil Ministry Denies EU Oil Stop

Iran Oil Export Halt

First Posted: 02/15/2012 8:14 am Updated: 02/16/2012 12:09 am

TEHRAN, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Iran's Oil Ministry denied state media reports on the Islamic state stopping its crude exports to six European countries on Wednesday.

"We deny this report ... If such a decision is made, it will be announced by Iran's Supreme National Security Council," a spokesman for the ministry told Reuters.

Iran's English language Press TV had earlier said Tehran has stopped exporting oil to France, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Netherlands and Spain. (Created by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Anthony Barker)

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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2012 file photo, fishing boats are seen in front of oil tankers on the Persian Gulf waters, south of the Strait of Hormuz, offshore the town of Ras Al Khaimah in United Arab Emirates. The European Union has announced plans to join US efforts to slow the flow of oil from Iran, the world's third largest exporter. In response, Iran has threatened to shut the Strait of Hormuz and prevent one fifth of the world's oil from reaching customers. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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