Monday, May 25, 2015

Russia Ukraine bankrupt Jarkesko $40 billion request and Israel owes Iran $ for oil



Putin: RUSSIA will bankrupt a severing of links with the Ukrainian DEFENCE INDUSTRY"

Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that the cooperation ties with Russian companies put the Ukrainian defense companies to the brink of bankruptcy.

In his speech at the meeting of the Commission for military-technical cooperation with foreign countries, Putin said Russian companies ' strong position in the global market of advanced military technology.
The President noted that Russia consistently holds the second place "on a complex and vibrant arms market" and has a great portfolio.

However, Putin also said that Russia is increasingly confronted with attempts to sabotage the DEFENSE INDUSTRY, including the use of political methods. He cited the example of Ukraine, which, until recently, maintained cooperation ties with Russian companies:
"We are increasingly faced with attempts to direct combat, sometimes these attempts to go beyond the competition and are frankly aggressive character, and can be, and policy tools are used actually as a subtle means of competition.

Before our eyes the example of our neighbours-Ukraine, where the gap of long-standing cooperation ties with Russia, vital for Ukrainian Defense enterprises, has put many of them to the brink of bankruptcy, forced to reduce staff

Isn't this why genius Jaresko requested $40 billion for Ukraine on top of the $5 billion US Taxpayers were already robbed of?  Before the IMF shelled out billions for them?

Preface, the British parliament gave the land of Israel back to the Jews after WWII?  And more Jews live in the tristate area than in Israel.  But regardless, I've spoken to one Jewish person who says that Israel has oil, another who runs a non-profit for Israel out of L.A. says that Israel does not have oil.

Jewish people there said that they were attacked by Muslims.

But I think this is some debt that was incurred during the Iran - Contra Scandal?

       Israel Refuses To Pay Old Oil Debt To Iran

By Posted on Sun, 24 May 2015 00:00 | 0
Israel is refusing to comply with an order by a Swiss court that it pay $1.1 billion that it has owed to Tehran since before Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution for its share of a jointly owned oil pipeline.
“Without referring to the matter at hand, we’ll note that according to the Trading with the Enemy Act it is forbidden to transfer money to the enemy, including the Iranian national oil company,” the Israeli Finance Ministry said in a statement.
The complex dispute stems from 1968, when Shah Reza Pahlavi ruled Iran. TheEilat Ashkelon Pipeline Co. (EAPC) was created as a joint venture between an Israeli company, Trans-Asiatic Oil Ltd. (TAO), which is registered in Panama, and the National Iranian Oil Co. to supply Iranian oil to Europe.
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At that time, the oil was taken by ship to the Israeli port of Eilat at the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. From there it moved through a network of pipelines to Ashkelon on Israel’s Mediterranean coast, then to the northern Israeli port of Haifa and on to European customers.
The National Iranian Oil Co. provided 14.75 million cubic meters of crude oil through the EAPC, earning $450 million for TAO.
With relations between the two countries now severed, EAPC now is the sole operator of more than 450 miles of the EAPC pipelines in Israel, according to the company’s website.
In its ruling, the Swiss court said the Israeli company hadn’t paid its share owed to Iran before its 1979 Islamic revolution for buying and shipping that country’s oil through an Israeli port, according to Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), quoting an “informed source” at Iran’s Presidential Center for Legal Affairs.
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Before Iran’s revolution, it and Israel were allied against the Sunni Muslim Arab nations in the region, who bridled against both the presence of a Jewish state in the Middle East and against Iran, a country that predominantly adheres to rival Shi’a Islam.
Now Iran and Israel are sworn enemies, with Tehran providing billions of dollars in military and financial aid to groups aligned against Israel, including Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza.
After the revolution, when Iran made clear its enmity to the Jewish state, Israel expropriated all Iran’s assets in its territory. That included effectively nationalizing the pipeline.
Iran responded with three international arbitration suits in both Swiss and French courts not only for what it said were billions owed for Israel’s operation of the pipeline, but also for other expropriated assets.
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The IRNA report says the Swiss court’s ruling involves only Iran’s delivery of the 14.5 million cubic meters of crude as part of the old joint venture.
At first, in 1989, the court ordered TAO to pay $500 million, which included interest, to Fimarco Anstalt, a subsidiary of the National Iranian Oil Co. registered in Lichtenstein before the 1979 revolution.
That ruling was put on hold, however, because of a dispute over issues including the amount of interest owed. IRNA reports that the latest ruling brings an end to that case. According to the court, Israel's liability includes not only the $1.1 billion for its share in EAPC, but an additional $7 million to cover Iran’s legal fees.

By Andy Tully of