Iran could ban EU oil exports next week: lawmaker

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Posted: Jan 27, 2012 4:18 AM
Iran could ban EU oil exports next week: lawmaker

TEHRAN (Reuters) - A law to be debated in Iran's parliament on Sunday could halt exports of oil to the European Union as early as next week, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted a lawmaker as saying on Friday.

"On Sunday, parliament will have to approve a 'double emergency' bill calling for a halt in the export of Iranian oil to Europe starting next week," Hossein Ibrahimi, vice-chairman of parliament's national security and foreign policy committee, was quoted as saying.

(Reporting by Hashem Kalantari; Writing by Robin Pomeroy)