TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Iran has halted oil shipments to Britain and France, the Oil Ministry said Sunday, in an apparent pre-emptive blow against the European Union after the bloc imposed sanctions on Iran's crucial fuel exports. The EU imposed tough sanctions against Iran last month, which included a freeze of the country's central bank assets and an oil embargo set to begin in July. Iran's Oil Minister Rostam Qassemi had warned earlier this month that Tehran could cut off oil exports to "hostile" European nations. The 27-nation EU accounts for about 18 percent of Iran's oil exports. My Take: If there was going to be sanctions and an embargo against Iran, wouldn't that have meant France and England were not going to buy oil from them anyways?? What did this accomplish for Iran?? It seems that Iran just did the international version of " You can't fire me, I quit!!"