Here we go. Iran has upped the ante in the standoff by raising oil prices.
From the Boston Globe:
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said yesterday that Western accusations that Iran seeks nuclear weapons are a "sheer lie," and he declared that attempts to punish Tehran would jeopardize the world's oil supply.The Supremo is stating the obvious, but the fact that he's now verbally threatening the world with an oil crisis, runs the price of oil upward.
"If you make any mistake [punish or attack Iran], definitely shipment of energy from this region will be seriously jeopardized," Khamenei said, addressing Western nations.
Now it's push and shove.