|USS Abraham Lincoln Steams Though The Straits Of Hormuz|
|UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague|
Countries such as Greece and Italy, suffering under crippling debt burdens, are likely to get more time before they have to break their financial ties with Iran, European diplomats said on condition of anonymity. Greece has been buying oil from Iran on credit and earns desperately needed money by refining crude for Balkan neighbors. Italy has arranged for Iranian oil in payment for loans granted by Rome in the past.