Jan 28, 2012

VOA Special English News 87

The European Union has banned new purchases of oil from Iran after July first. EU foreign ministers also voted Monday to block Iran's central bank from money and property it holds in foreign banks. The EU wants to pressure Iran to suspend parts of its nuclear program.The July first limit will permit major buyers of Iranian oil to find new sources. Such buyers include Greece, Spain and Italy. The EU also voted to stop all trade in gold and other valuable metals with Iranian government agencies. Iran's government immediately denounced the decision. Lawmakers there repeated threats to close the strait of Hormuz, an important path for shipping oil.

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ジョン said...

European Union has
--> The European Union has

threat to close strait of Hormuz, an important pass for shipping oil.
--> threats to close the Strait of Hormuz, an important path for shipping oil.

Good work as usual. I'm now off to work...

bikenglish said...


Thank you for correcting my English.

In fact, I did not make up mind to transcribe the word into "path" or "pass", but finally I chose "pass". I made a mistake.