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Iran has played a tit-for-tat game over crude shipments since the European Union agreed in January that it would stop all Iranian oil imports as of July. EU states have since scrambled to find alternative supplies before that deadline, with Iran threatening to cut exports before then.

"Tehran has cut oil supply to Spain after stopping crude export to Greece as part of its counter-sanctions," Press TV said, citing unidentified sources, adding that a similar move was being considered for Germany and Italy.

Industry sources say Spain and Greece have already cut imports substantially in anticipation of the embargo and because of increasing difficulties in paying Iran after tough new sanctions were imposed on its banking sector.

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