The Iranian regime took it upon itself to threaten the Gulf States and OPEC members over the sanctions the West imposed upon Iran in early 2012. The sanctions, which may leave a deficit of global oil production, gave an opportunity to various oil producing countries to produce more oil in order to make up for the shortfall expected by the government in Tehran. This Iranian threat also caused useful binary options trader knowledge for traders investing in oil assets. This illustration highlights the unspoken nuclear bomb Iran is openly working to build, being dangled over the head of OPEC in the general vicinity of the Gulf States. This cartoon was used first on the OptionsClick binary options news update blog on 16 January 2012.