Sunday, October 7, 2012

Iran: Currency Collapses

Tehran's Bazaar Goes on Strike as Iran's Currency Collapses

Baztab, an Iran-based website, reports that Tehran's Bazaar went on strike on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 as merchants and shopkeepers protest against the free fall of the national currency. The Iranian rial hit an all-time low against the US dollar on Tuesday, as one dollar exchanged to about 34,000 rials. According to Baztab, the Iranian regime tried to counteract the rise of foreign currencies by filtering websites announcing the exchange rates. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told reporters on October 3, that the slump was the result of the “temporary problem” of the international embargo on importing Iranian oil.

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