Ahmadinejad supports oil embargo on backers of Israel
Iran's president said on Thursday imposing an oil embargo on backers of Israel over its Gaza Strip offensive was a "good proposal" but such an idea was not on the agenda yet. According to Reuters, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was asked about an Iranian commander's call earlier this month for an oil embargo on Israel's supporters.
"I think it is a good proposal if Arab countries cooperate. It can't be that nations give oil and it is turned into a bullet, a missile or a bomb on the heads of the people of Gaza. This is not a fair equation," Ahmadinejad said. "But such a thing is not on the agenda yet," he told a news conference.
An aide to Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday said oil could be used as a weapon against Israel, the United States and their allies. Saudi Arabia, however, the biggest producer in the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), last week dismissed the idead.