quarta-feira, 2 de abril de 2014

O Escambo entre Irã e Rússia. Petróleo (e bomba nuclear) por Comida.

Um acordo de troca entre Irã e a Rússia foi anunciado hoje. A Rússia entra com comida e equipamentos (além de uma ajuda para construir bombas nucleares) e o Irã entrega petróleo. A troca é avaliada em US$ 20 bilhões.

O pior não é evitar o uso de dólar, a aproximação da Rússia com o Irã é uma péssima notícia para o mundo.

Vejam parte do texto da Reuters abaixo, clique no link para texto completo.

Iran, Russia working to seal $20 bln oil-for-goods deal - sources

LONDON/ANKARA, April 2 Wed Apr 2, 2014 12:36pm EDT

(Reuters) - Iran and Russia have made progress towards an oil-for-goods deal sources said would be worth up to $20 billion, which would enable Tehran to boost vital energy exports in defiance of Western sanctions, people familiar with the negotiations told Reuters.

In January Reuters reported Moscow and Tehran were discussing a barter deal that would see Moscow buy up to 500,000 barrels a day of Iranian oil in exchange for Russian equipment and goods.

The White House has said such a deal would raise "serious concerns" and would be inconsistent with the nuclear talks between world powers and Iran.

A Russian source said Moscow had "prepared all documents from its side", adding that completion of a deal was awaiting agreement on what oil price to lock in.

The source said the two sides were looking at a barter arrangement that would see Iranian oil being exchanged for industrial goods including metals and food, but said there was no military equipment involved.

The source added that the deal was expected to reach $15 to $20 billion in total and would be done in stages with an initial $6 billion to $8 billion tranche.

The Iranian and Russian governments declined to comment.

"The deal would ease further pressure on Iran's battered energy sector and at least partially restore Iran's access to oil customers with Russian help," said Mark Dubowitz of Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a U.S. think-tank.

"If Washington can't stop this deal, it could serve as a signal to other countries that the United States won't risk major diplomatic disputes at the expense of the sanctions regime," he added.

The Iranian official said missiles would also be part of the deal, together with Russia providing assistance with building two nuclear plants in Iran. The Iranian official did not produce any documentation, and Russian government officials declined to comment. (Editing by Will Waterman)

(Agradeço a informação ao site Zero Hedge).

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