This is the story you will not find in the US media. The USA and EU are pressing India, via claims of default on payment and the embargo against Iran, to not deliver rice and corn from India to Tehran.
This punishes both Iran and India. Iran may have to do a sell off of beef because the corn is to feed livestock. This will eventually result in a shortage of beef, and food shortages are not something Iran has felt in recent years. The net effect will be to force Iran to come out of the corner where they are trapped and attack someone.
It is an old folly of kings to think they can starve people into submission. History tells us the the response is not pleasant.
So, is this calculated by Washington DC? I suspect it is, and I believe the healthcare bill, trying to force church organizations to sponsor contraception and sterilization, is a smoke screen to distract Americans from the brutal pounding the world is trying to give Iran.
In fact, it would be much more merciful and effective to turn Israel loose to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities, and the US could follow up and quickly give Iran pause to think and cut a deal. But, this blockade of food from India appears to me to be a baiting event meant to draw Iran out to start a war.
Thus, the Western nations can say, "They started it, we simply were forced to defend our friends." Old song, new dancers. Blah, Blah, Blah.
HERE IS THE ARTICLE I GOT FROM AN OMANI NEWS SOURCE.