Despite Netanyahu claim, cheap oil not seen swaying Iran behavior

March 4, 2015 11:55 PM

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Despite Netanyahu claim, cheap oil not seen swaying Iran behavior

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United States this week to take a tough line against Iran, he argued that world powers could always push for a better nuclear deal because the Islamic Republic was vulnerable to low oil prices.

But the claim that lower oil prices can sway Iran, a major crude producer, into making greater concessions on its nuclear program seems unrealistic, experts, diplomats and even Republican lawmakers said on Wednesday.

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