February 25, 2012
US President Barrack Obama has blamed rising oil prices on tensions with Iran, as America is hit with high gas prices and the government is forced to use its reserves, Press TV reports.
“Obama is trying to sweep everything under the carpet and say, well, the situation with Iran has led to such high prices,” said Nader Mokhtari, columnist and political commentator, on Friday.
Obama made the anti-Iran comments in response to Republican criticism of his energy policies, adding that demand from China, India and other emerging economies, as well as Wall Street speculation, has contributed to soaring prices at the pump.
This article was posted: Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 8:27 am