Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Update on Mahathir's idea of an embargo

"Our intention is to avoid this war, but oil is not a weapon in diplomacy, it's a commodity," said a Saudi Foreign Ministry source, echoing comments made earlier Wednesday by Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal at a press conference in Jeddah.

An Iranian Foreign Ministry source also said it's unlikely that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries' two largest producers, Saudi Arabia and Iran, would offer their support for any initiative to use oil as a political tool. "From what I understand, no-one would like to take this up," he said.

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