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Regime manipulating exchange rate

By INU Staff

INU- An unusual rise in the exchange rate for US dollars and other hard currencies in Iran, has sparked rumours that the Iranian Regime has actually devalued its own currency – the rial – in order to pay its own expenses, like public sector salaries.

Iran truckers’ strike not isolated incident

By INU Staff

INU- The latest Iranian truckers’ strike has spread to 290 cities in 31 provinces across the country- with Tabriz, Kerman, Bandar Abbas, Arak, Kazerun, Qazvin, Sari, Ahvaz, and Abhar the latest to join - with striking workers calling for the same demands they made in July and August, during the last strike.

 reporting on the economic crisis

By INU Staff

INU- Iranian officials are putting intense pressure on the state-run media to keep quiet about Iran’s economic crisis, including the implications of the fall in the value of the rial.

Sanction Defiance Emboldens Tehran, But For How Long?

By Edward Carney

In a report published on Thursday about the Chinese oil company CEFC, the New York Times reported that in addition to engaging in illegal activities related to the energy trade, a top executive for the company also undertook other illicit projects, including a conspiracy to have CEFC act as an intermediary in sanctions-busting transactions between Iran and foreign businesses.

Iran Regime has no good options

By INU Staff

INU - Iran Regime’s oil minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has threatened that Iran will veto any decision made by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) which hurts the Islamic Republic, but this will likely have no impact on oil supply as the veto will be ignored by producers who are able to boost their oil production, just like in 2011.

Iran's Economy in Free Fall

By Edward Carney

Across Iran, protests and strikes continue, following those that began in December and quickly spread across the country. Originally, the protests were about the soaring price of food and other basic commodities, as well as the failure to pay wages. Now, the demonstrations have turned against the government.


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