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US sanctions will meet Iran 'strength'

2012-01-01 18:03

Tehran - Iran's central bank will confront new US sanctions with "strength", President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday, a day after US leader Barack Obama signed extra measures against the institution.

"The central bank is the backbone of dealing with the enemies' pressure and it must with strength and self-confidence have the solidity to eliminate all of the enemies' plots," he told the bank's governing board, according to a statement on the presidency website.

Comments
  • Comrade - 2012-01-01 18:29

    oh please Amaijit - your an international JOKE

      Oneant - 2012-01-01 19:25

      uhm. not really. considering the Iranian central bank is one of only 2 independent, interest free, central banks left on the planet (Libya was third) and conveniently also holds about 2 Trillion dollars in various reserves.

      Huey - 2012-01-01 19:40

      Oneant - can you quote a source for this?

      Ask - 2012-01-01 19:44

      @ONEANT - A very good observation... the other point to remember is that whoever wanted Oil to be Euro based - are placed on a hit list... these are just observations... interesting stuff...

      Squeegee - 2012-01-01 20:00

      Ahma-Idiot's ramblings are always good for a laugh, unfortunately he has the power to make millions of lives miserable.

      Spyker - 2012-01-01 21:36

      @Oneant.., The "interest free" story is a myth - the reality is that all Iranian banks charge their borrowers a fixed pre-set amount at a rate of interest that is approved by its Central Bank at least once a year. The "interest free" myth is fundamentally a religious thing - viz Riba (basically 'usury'), as you would expect from the religious fanatics that the Iranian regime is. All these totalitarian states - ie Religious Totalitarianism (viz Clerical Fascism), Ideological Totalitarianism (eg Marxism/communism and alike), etc, are all simply more of the same - the 'party-elite' live in the shining lights of capitalist/imperialist opulence, while the masses/people live in the deprived darkness, of elementary survival (if not near starvation - eg N/Korea). The tyrannical Islamo-fascist regime of Ahmadinejad is also pursuing a racist, neo-colonial war (ie police-state oppression) against Iran's minority nationalities, such as the Arabs, Kurds and Baluchs. In case you did not know where Iran gets some of its Uranium (if not all by now)... ...Zimbabwe. Need I say more..?

      Heibrin - 2012-01-02 08:57

      @Muedes: And can you imagine how much more of Zimbabwe's remaining wealth would be moved out of the country if sanctions against Bob & co are lifted? Or how fast Iran would start buying weapons from North Korea (including nuclear weapons)? Or how long it would be before Iran's wealth is moved out of the country? None of the sanctions are against Zimbabwe as a country, they are against individuals. Unlike corruption sanctions actually takes into account the plight of the people: Iraq's food for oil schema as an example, this forced Saddam to accept food, which went to the people, instead of money, which went to his own bank accounts. In general the US's sanctions follows what the UN does. So by your definition, sanctions is a way for the UN (therefore the world) to get what it wants. I'd say in that regard you're entirely right. Better that the world enforce its values upon dictators, than dictators enforcing their values upon the people.

      Sharkshoot - 2012-01-02 17:40

      This oke and Zooma are the buffoons of the world. They get their media statements made up by the writers for Comedy Central.

      John - 2012-01-02 21:33

      Hummmm The Iranians thought lets block the straight with an exercise just before the next american convoy arrives. The americans decided, they gave us no notice of their exercise, we will just ignore it, and show them our flags, on top of our beautiful big and modern warships...capable not only of wiping out the Iranian fleet, but every Iranian naval base too! Lets see: Iranian naval fleet wiped out. Lets be generous: american aircraft carrier strike force wiped out. Iranian naval bases and ports wiped out. Enter the Iranian Air Force, Iranian Air force wiped out. There are more than enough american navy and air force units to totally wipe out the Iranian navy and air force. Really. And under a surprise attack, it is the rednecks of the USA navy and air force which have the authority to react, NOT the clown politicos in Washington. The Iranians will be wiped out before the political clowns in Washington even get woken up out of bed..

      John - 2012-01-02 21:40

      Muedes, The sanctions in both IRAn and Zimbabwe are not against the population, are against these leaders of evil and their organisations and companies.

  • Lyndatjie - 2012-01-01 18:47

    Dem is fighting talk.

  • Juan - 2012-01-01 19:39

    Looks like Ahmadinejad wants a fight

  • Mohamed - 2012-01-01 19:59

    2012 - Time for WAR and turn the worlds attention from the "vrot" economies.This is the time we miss Dubya.He would have been in Iran a long time ago and we would have had no recession problems.

      Dirk - 2012-01-01 21:28

      Are you sleep- walking or day dreaming?

  • Mahomed Dawjee - 2012-01-01 22:41

    Well the man is mugabes best friend after all so enough said!

  • Tony - 2012-01-02 11:15

    good comments from both Zak avon and Meudes. America and Iran are countries that look after themselfs and don't give a s..t about any other country or their people e.g Angola,Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) to name a few but I would rather live under the American law than the Iranian Law. One last thing These Iranians will be sorted out when Jesus The King of King's returns to fufil the scriptures. Belive it or not your choice.

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