calendar>>January 28. 2012 Juch 101
U.S. and West's Anti-Iran Moves Rebuffed Worldwide
Pyongyang, January 28 (KCNA) -- The U.S. and the West work hard to block Iran's independent nuclear activities by applying economic sanctions on one hand and posing military threats on the other. These illegal actions have triggered bitterer protest and denunciation worldwide.

A spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry voiced strong opposition to the U.S. which unilaterally internationalized the application of sanctions on Iran and imposed sanctions on Chinese companies in compliance with the U.S. law.

A vice-minister of the Russian Foreign Ministry said the international community would regard the threat of military offensive and sanctions on Iran as an attempt to realize a "regime change" in the country. The military operations against Iran would be the West's most serious fiasco, he added.

The Foreign Ministry of Singapore in a statement clarified that its government has no willingness to abide by other countries' laws.

A secretary of the Foreign Ministry of India stressed his government stand not to follow the U.S. step of sanctions but to keep purchasing oil from Iran.

The Ukrainian foreign minister insisted the military conflict between Iran and the West would entail skyrocketing oil price in the world and plunge it into a holocaust. He called for a peaceful solution to Iran's nuclear issue.

Japan and European countries that voiced support for the U.S. sanctions are locked in fierce controversy.

Japan's media reported that with the situation in Iran getting tense, oil price rose beyond 100 dollars per bb1. A sharp oil price hike is likely to give a serious blow to Japan's economy, it deplored.

Debt-laden Italy, Greece and other European countries which live on Iranian oil have run into trouble.

EU announced a decision on the phased ban on oil import from Iran and is busy allowing some member nations more time before the ban goes into effect, addressing their complaints and relieving them of their worries.

The U.S. is also fidgety about the matter.

A recent analysis data said if Iran blocks off the Strait of Hormuz for 30 days, the U.S. will suffer financial loss of about 75 billion U.S. dollars.

Analysts comment that the U.S. and the West are caught in their own snare and put in a dilemma over Iran's issue.

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