Iran can stand 2-3 year oil blockade: Ahmadinejad
Reuters / Reuters
10-Apr-2012 (13 comments)

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has enough funds to withstand a total embargo on its oil sales for two to three years, Iranian media quoted President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as saying days before the resumption of talks with world powers on Tehran's nuclear programme.

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Arash Kamangir

lying shepherd

by Arash Kamangir on

Ahmadinejad has lied so often in the past that noone now believes in him anymore. He is the most lying leader in iranian history.

Esfand Aashena

Ahmadinejad and Sarah Palin are siblings from another mother!

by Esfand Aashena on

The new HBO movie Game Change is such a great movie and I highly recommend it, watch it on HBO or wait for the DVD release.  It is about selecting Sarah Palin as the VP to John McCain for the 2008 presidential campaign.

She was so clueless that went way beyond anyone's wildest imagination.  She didn't know anything.  So they gave up on her and told her to just act as you know and deflect and hope for the best!

Later the McCain campaign got tired of her just screwing up and finally lying through her teeth so obviously and having no shame.  In one part, after she was found guilty of inappropriate conduct in Alaska's trooper gate, in response to a question that how do you feel about the finding of the investigation?  she answered I am glad I was cleared in the investigation!

So McCain's chief startegist got mad and told her she should stop making blatant lies like the investigation or saying Todd (her husband) wasn't a member of the Alaskan separatist party!  She said Todd was cleared because he checked off the wrong box in the ballot!  To which the chief strategist screamed HE WAS A MEMBER FOR SEVEN YEARS!

So Ahmadi is like her or better yet I'm pretty sure when Palin came to the scene she took a lot of her playbook from Ahmadinejad's.  Just blatant lies, now who is going to question him?!  In Iran of all places!  He went to the Parliament and had a comedy show instead!

Everything is sacred


What Bavafa said

by Reality-Bites on

Prez AN was probably referring to himself and his fellow IR "ghaarat kars", who have stolen billions from the nation's wealth, stored away for a rainy day. Meanwhile, the "bad-bakht" ordinary people would suffer drastically under such prolonged sanctions.



by yolanda on

so what is the other  40% of revenue from? I heard there are Persian carpet embargo, Persian pistachio embargo, and countless other embargoes......

I think AN is just faking his composure!

hamsade ghadimi

no problem.  oil exports

by hamsade ghadimi on

no problem.  oil exports account only for 60% of iri's budget. 



by yolanda on

Here is my speculation what AN meant:

Iran can tighten its belt for 2-3 years, but can the West endure 3 years of high gas price?

AN tried to paint the gloomy future of world economy caused by Iranian oil embargo!


turn up the pressure

by asadabad on

In reality, 2-3 years means 2-3 weeks.  Soon these morons will have to start taxing the sigheh business in order to stay in power.  Good luck...

G. Rahmanian

That is

by G. Rahmanian on

4,000,000,000,000 tooman! Not rial!

G. Rahmanian

اين حرفا(مزخرفات)براي مصرف داخلي است

G. Rahmanian

That's what Ahmadinejad's/regime's apologists would say. But why is it that IR's little president has left nothing else for domestic consumption of the poor Iranians.

The little president and his friends and relatives have depleted the nation's cofferes by taking every rial they could out of the banks. The lastest figure Iranians inside Iran are talking about is, 4,000,000,000,000!


Sell no oil before its time!

by Faramarz on

The best thing to do with Iranian oil is to keep it underground, let it age, and preserve it for the future generations.

As Paul Mason said, "We will sell no wine before its time!"


اره ارواح عمه اش


بعد از دو سه ماه به گه خوردن میفته.


Perhaps AN is looking into his own and friends bank account....

by Bavafa on

and making this assessment.

Nevertheless, the Iranian nation must learn to source other means of revenue as oil will not last for ever and must not be a hostage to it.

'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory 


Esfand Aashena

First it was no gays in Iran & now Iran doesn't need 2 sell oil!

by Esfand Aashena on

Everything is sacred