U.S. sanctions on Central Bank will not work

Says Foreign Ministry spokesman

UPI -- U.S. President Barack Obama is called on to take dramatic steps against Iran's central bank as part of an effort to sideline the regime, lawmakers said. A letter, put together by U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said more economic action is needed against Iran. "In our view, the United States should embark on a comprehensive strategy to pressure Iran's financial system by imposing sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran," a copy of the letter, part of which was published by The Wall Street Journal, stated. "If our allies are willing to join, we believe this step can be even more effective." >>>



he cant explain how they

by alx1711 on

he cant explain how they are going to get the money back! "we will explain latter how our furmula will work".

i bet he doent have a clue how they are going to get this money - in paprika and chillie!.

why deal with Indians, bunch of corrupt and crooks...this is indicator of how desperate IRI is.

btw is he wearing a wig!

Immortal Guard

The war with Iraq cost 1 trillion dollars!

by Immortal Guard on

The war with Iraq cost Iran over a trillion dollars and we are talking 1980's dollars. The money india owes to Iran is a trifle compared to that considering all the destruction war brought to Iran.

That's the price you pay for weekness and laziness!

But anyway those Pakistanis and Indians are mostly cheap thiefs. Stories of their thievery in business dealings with Iranians abound!  What can you expect from dirt-poor people (I mean per-capita) like the Indians!

As we say in Persian: "Aadamhaaye besiyaar badjensi hastand"!


Shave with a razor!

by caspiantiger on

This dude needs to use a razor once in a while to shave his bristles.  He looks more like a janitor than a spokesman!


jooje hybrid!

by MM on

Even with a full stomach, I could not compete with you two!  It took Faramarz 30 min to come up with his masterpiece while I had to struggle/sweat it for a "while".

Anahid Hojjati

Actually Faramarz, with "shekam goresne"

by Anahid Hojjati on

you can write better poetry. See, yours was good.


All My Fault Anahid!

by Faramarz on


اتل متل توتوله

ضعیف کش و کوتوله

نفت و دادن هندستون

جاش سفته و برات و بستون

اسمشو بذار تجارت

شرمنده از حقارت


یک کمی شل بود ولی با شکم گشنه از این بهتر نمیشه! 

Anahid Hojjati

LOL MM jan, blame it on Faramarz

by Anahid Hojjati on

your poem is in the style of faramz poetry, why do you blame it on me :)?


Blame it on AH

by MM on

آتل متل توتوله
گاز علی چه جوره ؟
نه یورو داره نه پشتوون

گازشو ببر هندستون

چند کیسه باسماتی  بستون
اسمشو بزار امبسال

احمق تر از رهبر پارسال


Thanks MM :)

by Mehrban on


Now we know why Mottaki, had to go in a hurry, he didn't have enough hair.  

Anahid Hojjati

Frog is boiling

by Anahid Hojjati on

A friend from Iran chatted with me last night. She was complaining big time about inflation. She wrote that her salary used to equal 7-8 seke tala and now it is only equal to three seke tala. Kept writing about "arzeshe pool payeen rafte".


Cousin Mehrdad

by Faramarz on

I agree with you that all these actions are complimentary to each other. I also believe that for the sake of Iran and the Iranian people this Regime has to go, one way or another.

As the metaphor goes, the sanctions and the boycotts are like boiling frogs. You throw the frog in cold water and slowly raise the temperature and before you know it, the frog is boiled!


Dear cousin Faramarz:

by Bavafa on

Dear cousin Faramarz: Sanctions ought to be in complement to boycott

I agree that this will help in creating more headache for IRI but will hardly have any real affect, if the desired goal is to change attitude or change of course by IRI which is arguably a different goal then what many Iranians have in mind.

For the boycott of Iran's oil sector to be affective, it will need to be adopted with the same strategy as the sanction, implement it and impose sanction on all those nations/company who breaks them. Also, compliment the boycott with sanction. With this strategy, you will:

- cut off the blood line to IRI

- reduce its ability to buy things in the black market

- with no hefty income, you take the motivation of some in Sepah, Basiij & IRI that are in it for the $$$$

- gain moral authority for the West that their intention is genuine

'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory 



mehrban - like the old saying

by MM on

ما فکر میکنیم، اونا کیف میکنند۰



by iamfine on

Strong will survive. In our case IRI will stay in power until people will no longer can tolerate them. Apparently, Iranians are still having fun and not feeling enough pressure to rise. This is true with other countries. A good example is the USA. Big companies were (still are) ruling the country for so many years and just recently people are feeling the pain. Things are not rosy here and it may get worse. The same goes for UK, France, and Israel.


Sanctions don't work

by Cost-of-Progress on

in this case, they hurt the ordinary iranians.

The mullahs in Iran and this bullshit game about Israel and Iran is a great scarecrow in the middle east. it serves to sell lots of weapons to the rich arab states and keep the doors open for western compnies of all sorts to "do business" there.




Jeesh Daram

پول نفت ایران از هندوستان

Jeesh Daram

این حاج آقا درست مسئله چگونگی پرداخت بدهی ارزی هندوستان به ایران را در مقابل خرید نفت روشن نکرد چون همش مواظب بود که خدای نکرده موهایش آشفته نشود.  ولی پرداخت بدهی هندوستان به ایران بدینگونه است:  دولت هند وسایل یدک ماشین میفرستد به افغانستان و دولت افغانستان وجه بدهی آنرا بصورت تریاک و شیره میفرستد به ایران. سپاه پاسداران و بسیج تریاکها را میفروشند به جوانان وطن و از در آمد آن چرخهای مملکت را میگردانند.  مابقی بدهی خود را هندوستان بصورت سمبوسه یخ زده  و مقداری هم زردچوبه و سفید آب و کیسه حمام و حنا به ایران صادر میکند و باین صورت هند موفق شد که سرانجام انتقام حمله نادرشاه به آن کشور را از ایرانیان بگیرد.  اینست اقتصاد اثنی عشری، ما راضی، هند هم راضی و مهمتر از همه دولت انگلستان هم راضی

maziar 58


by maziar 58 on

USA is just playing the little game of ghelghelak

If they're seriouse about it they should close the washington's Interest section,NY 's diplomatic mission at the UN and Iran air's offices in Houston,new york,and........

And it's all do able since they are all within USA's territory and NO NEED  to call the other NATIONS to get in the game.



Mehrdad Jaan

by Faramarz on

This is a step in the right direction. By cutting off the Regime from the global financial system you take away their livelihood and lessen their ability to survive and cause trouble.

Iran’s daily oil export to the Asian and European refineries is 2.1 million barrels of which 75% goes to Asia and the rest to Europe. China and Japan account for half of the export.

The problem with a voluntary boycott by friendly governments is that the oil will eventually finds itself to another refinery (at a lower cost) and ultimately back on the market. Saddam managed to sell Iraqi oil through Turkey and Jordan and I am sure that the Regime will be able to do the same through the neighboring countries. By going after the banks, the Regime can only barter the oil, as in receiving consumer products in exchange for the oil.

Maybe then they can ship Chinese products to Walmarts all over Lebanon, Syria and Gaza!


Bafava, the west wants islam in power in Iran

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

Stopping Iran from selling its oil anywhere would not make sense for America or the EU which all still trade with iran(but refuse to increase trade).

If your agenda is regime change then yes stopping iran from selling its oil would collapse this regime.  But that is not the game.


U.S. does not buy IRI's oil (to my knowledge)

by AMIR1973 on

It should pressure other countries to do the same, but some folks would call that Yankee Imperialism, Neocons, Zionism, AIPAC, blah, blah, blah. And they say "Hands off Iran", "sanctions only hurt the Iranian people" and the rest of their gibberish.


How come Islamists have so much hair?

by Mehrban on

(on their heads I mean).


When will the West and its allies stop buying Iran's oil

by Bavafa on

Any sanction without a concrete plan to boycott Iran's oil industry will be toothless in terms of toppling IRI.

Sanction in its current form, will only have an appearance [for their constituency] of fighting IRI, creating condition to negotiate to gain concession and a way of keeping IRI in power but weak.

'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory 


Maryam Hojjat

Collaps of IRR is appoaching

by Maryam Hojjat on

It is UP to IRANIANS to expedite it by timing uprising.