EU oil ban on Iran comes into effect

By Curious

A EU (European Union) ban on Iranian oil went into effect yesterday, irritated Tehran which informs the measure will stop negotiations with world powers over its sensitive nuclear operations.
Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi sought to downplay the embargo as just the latest punitive measures in years of ineffective sanctions.
Iranian leaders have told they will continue with their atomic programme, not concerned of the Western measures and others demanded by the UN Security Council.
But the White House welcomed the embargo of the European Union, naming it a part of an international measures to Tehran's nuclear programme.