Iran must have some serious wood for nukes if it’s playing the oil card already:
Iran stepped up its defiance of international pressure over its nuclear programme yesterday by warning of soaring oil prices if it is subjected to economic sanctions. As diplomats from the US, Europe, Russia, and China prepared to meet today in London to discuss referring Tehran to the UN security council, Iran’s economy minister, Davoud Danesh-Jafari, said the country’s position as the world’s fourth-largest oil producer meant such action would have grave consequences.
Somebody needs to tell Tehran something, and tell it to them straight. We’ll pay more for oil if we have to – we can, in a pinch, afford it. What we can’t buy back is the millions of lives Iran promises to snuff out if it gets nuclear weapons.