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France to Ease Ban on Iranian Oil Imports to Permit Oil-for Food BarterTrade

France is preparing to ease its year-long ban on oil imports from Iran witha view to permitting certain types of barter trade involving Iranian oil forFrench foodstuffs. An announcement to this effect was made by a French ForeignMinistry spokesman on 23 August.

This follows an Iranian initiative in July when an Iranian delegationvisiting Paris proposed a partial lifting of the oil...