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  • Iran Solution: Sanctions or Bombs?

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera addressing the best approach to solve rising tensions between the West and Iran, with Helima Croft, Barclays Capital sr. geopolitical strategist.

  • Taking Aim At Iran's Nuclear Ambitions

    Israel is under pressure to avoid an attack on Iran over its nuclear plans. Insight, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, and the details on whether Tehran's nuclear course will change despite new sanctions, with NBC's Ali Arouzi.

  • Iran's Nuclear Threat

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the story on why Israel's finance minister thinks Iran could strike the U.S. east coast within the next three years.

  • Oil Rig

    Benchmark crude oil prices will likely rise this week as global supply threats build and markets price in a positive outcome to Greek debt talks, CNBC's weekly survey showed.

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    The world’s top oil exporter, Saudi Arabia, appears to have cut both its oil production and export in December, according to the latest update by the Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI), an official source of oil production, consumption and export data.

  • Iran Nuclear site

    In a renewed effort to secure answers about the scope of Iran's nuclear program, inspectors from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are expected to return to Tehran this week.

  • An international oil tanker passes through the Suez canal in Ismailia, Egypt.

    Iranian warships entered the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal on Saturday, according to various press reports.

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    An oil price spike is likely this year as 10-year volatility is below average and geopolitical risks are not properly priced in, Ron William, a technical strategist at Mig Bank, told

  • Should Investors Worry Over Iran?

    Richard Madigan, JPMorgan Global Access Portfolios, explains whether investors should be concerned about growing tensions in the Middle East, particularly Iran.

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    The chief executive of Gulf Oil sees gasoline approaching $4 a gallon this summer despite declining demand as more refineries close and tensions heat up in the Middle East.

  • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem May 10, 2009. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (JERUSALEM)

    Israel will bomb Iran and it’s increasingly likely to happen this year, according to Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura.

  • Tehran, Iran

    India, which imports 12 percent of its oil from Iran, has not jumped on the drawdown bandwagon just yet.

  • Workers harvesting oil palm fruits at an Indonesian plantation.

    Malaysian palm oil exporters have stopped supplying most of the 30,000 metric tons of the food staple Iran used to buy each month from the Southeast Asian producer as fresh Western financial curbs on Tehran stymie payment procedures, two trading sources said.

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    China is scouring the world for alternative oil supplies to replace a fall in its imports from Iran, as it seeks to negotiate lower prices from Tehran, and has been drawing heavily on Saudi Arabia.

  • Tensions in the Middle East Driving Oil Prices

    Discussing the geopolitical risk from the tensions in the Middle East, with Donald Drapkin, Casablanca Capital; Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group, and Laurence Korb, former assistant Secretary of Defense.

  • Bob Dudley, the Executive Director of BP, arrives at their headquarters in St James's Square on July 26, 2010 in London, England.

    BP will continue its raised dividend policy on the back of higher profits for the oil company as long as oil prices continue their upward trajectory, the company's CEO Bob Dudley told CNBC Tuesday.

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    An "element of fear" over Iran is playing into the price of oil despite higher supply and decreasing demand, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al Saud told CNBC Monday.

  • Tensions With Iran Escalate

    A look at Tehran's reponse to the Obama administration announcing new sanctions today against the defiant nation, with NBC's Ali Arouzi.

  • Iranian Flag

    Iran has indicated that its threat to cut oil supplies to European states in order to pre-empt a European Union oil embargo that comes into effect in July may be only a symbolic one.

  • Iranian navy conducts the "Velayat-90" naval wargames in the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran on January 1, 2012. Iran defiantly announced that it had tested a new missile and made an advance in its nuclear programme after the United States unleashed extra sanctions that sent its currency to a record low.

    A series of tit-for-tat statements between Iran and the European Union showed no signs of abating on Saturday, with the Iranian Oil Minister saying that oil exports “will certainly be cut to some European countries.”