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Iran police clash with protesters over currency crisis
10-03-2012, 03:07 PM #1
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Riot police in Iran have clashed with protesters in the capital over sharp falls in the currency, the rial.

Tear gas was used to disperse the demonstrators, some of whom were setting fire to tyres and rubbish bins. There were many arrests, reports say.

Eyewitnesses told the BBC that scores of people gathered outside the central bank, calling for the governor to stand down, chanting anti-government slogans.

The rial has plummeted to record lows against the US dollar in recent days.

Up to 100 angry traders and official money lenders gathered in front of Iran's central bank. But they were attacked by riot police and dispersed, eyewitnesses told BBC Persian.

Reports say many shops in the central Grand Bazaar have brought down their shutters in sympathy with the demonstrators.

Traders are angry at the lack of direction from the government in the crisis, which they say has led to more instability in prices, making trading almost impossible, says BBC Persian's Kasra Naji.

The head of Tehran's bazaar unions, Ahmad Karimi-Esfahani, said shopkeepers had not opened their businesses as they were "worried about their security" but he expected them to reopen on Thursday.

He said a protest outside the bazaar started with a small group and then grew, he told the Iranian Labour News Agency (Ilna).

A senior Iranian police commander confirmed to Ilna that "a limited number of people protested in front of the bazaar," but he said the bazaar was not closed.

Hundreds of police are also reported to have rounded up and arrested illegal money changers in the capital.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has blamed Western sanctions for the fall in the rial, saying they amounted to an economic war.

However, many Iranians accuse him of financial mismanagement.

US officials say the slide reflects the success of US economic sanctions targeted at Iran's controversial nuclear programme.

In a separate development, the speaker of parliament, Ali Larijani, who was due to give a news conference has cancelled it without explanation.

He was expected to respond to President Ahmadinejad's accusation that he had undermined the government and lacked ideas on how to deal with the crisis.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19812482

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10-03-2012, 03:23 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Ahmadinejad is a figurehead with no power. He takes his orders from the Mullahs and that's it. Another figurehead is NOT going to solve the problem. Iran has offered to stop this shït if the sanctions are lifted, the sanctions are obviously working, but I don't see the west accepting the proverbial olive branch.
They want war - after the elections of course. end of story. gaah.gif

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10-03-2012, 03:30 PM #3
Kreeper Griobhtha
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shït's gonna get real pretty soon.


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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
10-03-2012, 03:31 PM #4
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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I don't believe a word BBC says about Iran, they've been caught too often fabricating vids and lieing. True their currency has devalued rapidly (40% over the last week) and people may be rioting but I'm sure BBC has twisted the situation to suit their ends.
10-03-2012, 03:32 PM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Just a breath away. bored.gif hoofuckinray.

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10-03-2012, 04:16 PM #6
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(10-03-2012, 03:30 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  shït's gonna get real pretty soon.


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Another uprising?
10-03-2012, 04:27 PM #7
yankees skier
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Mayans right again. coffeetime.gif

Biere.
10-03-2012, 04:29 PM #8
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Yup. They've been doing this all over the region and Iran is next in line. Contrary to popular belief everyone in Iran is not a hardline Islamist. Most of the people in the middle east want to be modern. Unfortunately for them they are still under the control of religious extremists. That's part of the problem and where they will go wrong. They still believe, but they are fed up. They want change, but will fail to change the real cause of their misery. In the end they will still be under the rule of the same religious tyrant that have been ruling them for centuries.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
10-03-2012, 08:16 PM #9
The Survivor Truthtard
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(10-03-2012, 04:29 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  Yup. They've been doing this all over the region and Iran is next in line. Contrary to popular belief everyone in Iran is not a hardline Islamist. Most of the people in the middle east want to be modern. Unfortunately for them they are still under the control of religious extremists. That's part of the problem and where they will go wrong. They still believe, but they are fed up. They want change, but will fail to change the real cause of their misery. In the end they will still be under the rule of the same religious tyrant that have been ruling them for centuries.


Sad but true. I have known a number of Iranians over the years. I found them to be intelligent, fun, peaceful people. They have just had a real bad run of bad luck as far as dictators and extremism is concerned.

Them there's bad days a commin. damned.gif

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10-03-2012, 08:58 PM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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(10-03-2012, 08:16 PM)NODOOM Wrote:  They have just had a real bad run of bad luck as far as dictators and extremism is concerned.



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10-03-2012, 09:18 PM #11
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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To me, it is surprising how sanctions against countries really do work. Unfortunately, as per usual, it's always the people that have to suffer. What's next? Job losses ... riots?
10-03-2012, 10:30 PM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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I can see a food crisis could turn ugly pretty quickly. hiding.gif
10-03-2012, 10:33 PM #13
yankees skier
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Bacon shortage there? coffeetime.gif

Biere.
10-03-2012, 10:34 PM #14
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(10-03-2012, 10:30 PM)Octo Wrote:  I can see a food crisis could turn ugly pretty quickly. hiding.gif


Yes, one Iranian woman was quoted as saying that "limes cost 100% more than last year". damned.gif
10-03-2012, 10:38 PM #15
Octo Mother Superior
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(10-03-2012, 10:33 PM)yankees Wrote:  Bacon shortage there? coffeetime.gif


In Iran? scream.gif I doubt it. lmao.gif


US, I don't think anyone has experienced decreasing food prices anywhere. uhoh.gif



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