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Iran will accept gold as payment for its oil

Straits Times -- In trade with foreign nations Iran will not limit itself to the US dollar. Our trade partners may provide payment in its own currency. If the country wishes, it can pay us in gold, and we will accept it without any reservations," Bahmani said on Wednesday.

Iran’s move is part of its efforts to move away from the hegemony of the petro-dollar. The United States has applied sanctions on entities that trade with Iran. It also successfully pressured Belgium’s SWIFT, owner of the SWIFT system, to refrain from doing business with Iranian banks, Bloomberg reported.

According to the IRNA news agency, any nation can pay in its own currency, and Iran has already accepted goods as payment from China and India.

“A separate barter arrangement also exists. Iran imports goods from


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 6:01:03 AM

Yooper: sorry you won't get to drive the price of gold down. That's part of the problem.
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Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 2:07:13 PM

All right you spec boys, time to grab the bull.
Drive the price of gold down.
Put the squeeze on.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 2:13:19 AM

Interesting
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N5EXY
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 1:08:05 AM


This is supposed to be newsworthy? Who won't accept gold in payment for anything?
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pse91
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 12:46:52 AM

Looks like it is time to make the move.
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pgerassi
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 12:25:14 AM

Make sure all the gold they get is all composed of radioactive isotopes. In a few decades, it won't be gold anymore.
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Number43
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 12:16:09 AM

Gold prices will go up because of this.
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lyons_coop
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 12:11:42 AM

Hmmm, but what are the basing the price of gold on?
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singlemom27
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 12:09:13 AM

Give me the gold!
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ysmc
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 12:08:03 AM

I too will accept gold. A few onces should pay my fuel bill for a year.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 12:01:46 AM

I Accept Gold too, can I have some
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 12:01:11 AM

Of course
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:59:52 PM

ok!
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:57:31 PM

HYEgasCA .... Or typhoid impregnated handmade Indian blankets.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:57:08 PM

Barter is always an option
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:55:04 PM

What if we sent them a couple of tomahawks instead
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:54:31 PM

Of course
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:53:46 PM

let them eat gold.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:52:58 PM

ok...
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:52:05 PM

They should also accept punches to the face.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:46:26 PM

Use our own resources. Stop being dependent on foreign oil.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:45:55 PM

Give them dollars.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:44:43 PM

run credits...fade to black...last act for the greenback...
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:43:32 PM

Of cource they will accept gold. Who wouldn't?
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:43:27 PM

Charge them oil for food.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:42:44 PM

Like a snake in the woods.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:38:54 PM

Say, bye bye Dollar!
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:38:41 PM

They're getting desperate to find more fund now.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:35:57 PM

Will Iran accept as payment Hershey's Pot of Gold.

I would!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:34:11 PM

How true, ssect8!

Maybe Iran will accept a nuke (detonated, of course) in lieu of dollars. >:-<

[Edited by: TKDBlackBelt at 3/4/2012 11:34:33 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:32:24 PM

Time to develop some workable transmutation technology and eliminate gold as a currency base.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:32:22 PM

I would like to get paid in gold too but I wouldn't give Iran a cent!
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:31:51 PM

ha ha well cant be too much cuz the rate is too high
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:30:53 PM

I guess Iran doesn't think much of our 15 trillion dollar debt, which I guess makes them a lot smarter that the idiot politicians the clueless citizens have elected into office and the White House.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:30:46 PM

wouldn't we all accept gold for payment anywhere
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:30:06 PM

They will also accept it in the form of WAR WEAPONS too!
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:27:59 PM

Drill, keep our money at home and tell them to stick it.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:27:39 PM

To be expected.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:27:38 PM


"I'll accept gold as payment as well."

My sentiments exactly.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:26:44 PM

$3.78 here.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:26:05 PM

Gmcgas, your right!
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:25:20 PM

Don't make deals with this country..........
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:21:06 PM

sanctions not going to work if everybody not on board.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:18:41 PM

sanctions are working
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granitestater
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:17:12 PM

Back to the barter system...
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:15:20 PM

Gold is nice--but they don't desrve it.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:14:22 PM

whatever
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:12:54 PM

I'll accept gold as payment as well.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:11:45 PM

Cut them off altogether and see how long they last, no gold to then either.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:11:44 PM

Okay
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