An Unlikely Greek Ally: Iran

From the Dow Jones Newswire:

Greece wants the European Union to delay a planned oil embargo on Iran for up to eight months to give Athens time to secure new sources of crude for its crisis-hit economy...

Greece, now stumbling through a fifth year of a grinding recession, sources about 50% of its oil imports from Iran. The reason: Iran is the only country to provide Greece with oil on unlimited credit--up from 30% two years ago.

That's worth repeating: while the rest of the world has been trying to cut their exposure to Greek debt to zero, Iran has actually increased its credit line to Greece to an unlimited amount.  As the only country extending these kinds of terms--terms the rest of the world has deemed excessively risky--it seems that Iran has already been hurting for trading partners.  Why else would they take risks that no one else does?