Iran's banks blocked

Almost impossible for money to flow in and out of the country

BBC: Swift, the body that handles global banking transactions, says it will cut Iran's banks out of the system on Saturday to enforce sanctions. The move will isolate Iran financially by making it almost impossible for money to flow in and out of the country via official banking channels. It will hit its oil industry, but may also have a heavy impact on Iranians who live abroad and send money home >>>



Albaloo, I used to judge peoples patriotism

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

it's probably not the best approach, I now question their wisdom or lack of it, but not their love for Iran.  They want the tyranny in Iran and the theocracy to go.  Bombing and sanctons did not bring the IRI, stupid people who united in being traitors did, its not that they can't think at all and the future is completely hopeless, its that they are easily misinformed and act with less wisdom than their own wind, produced from in between their rear cheeks.  Remember the facts, not the main stream media's official story, We have a people that betrayed one of the most honest, peace loving, magnanamous and generous iranian leaders in around a millenia, not that he was perfect, but he chose and built a team of iranians that were perfect for iran.  When people take, peace, progress and human rights and lie about them in a greedy self serving way with out any care for Iran, then you have what we see in Iran today a worthless extremist government loved and suported by the USA and opposed by an ignorant opposition too stupid to know what ideals they already betrayed and how to make a positive difference on a comparable scale to what the late shah's team were achieving through hard work for all iranians.


The supporters of sanctions

by Albaloo on

The supporters of sanctions and war probably have no family in Iran. Or they do not have anyone in Iran that they care much about.  


Excellent news

by asadabad on

Thye should have been choked a long time ago but I guess being late is better than never...


There is a lot of wishful thinking in the opinions posted

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

This article on Haretz makes more sense, esp with this paragraph in it, posted below:

"So in
the face of growing economic pressure and threats of military action,
what will Iran do? The regime won’t abandon its nuclear program because
it can live with economic sanctions. It can brutally repress any
domestic unrest stimulated by sanctions. It probably does not really
believe that anyone is going to bomb its nuclear facilities. Or it may
figure that even if it is wrong on this count it can survive an attack
that might only serve to rally most Iranians against the external


The true story is that it has been for 33 years it is always a great day for the IRI regime regardless of its actions, because in practice it has more support in the USA than any other government in the world and it is a terrible day for Iranians as per usual.  To be fair, reflection on majority of Iranians comments here on IC an honest statement would be that with people of such a low level on the intelligence scale and the ability to think, it's surprising iranians have not been able to produce worse than the IRI. With that in mind we should all be grateful of how lucky we truly are, people that can't think usually end up with much worse in life.

Don't forget Akhoonds are only one group of donkeys we have produced, we also have others.... sad to say. : (




G. Rahmanian

Another bad day for Mullahs!

by G. Rahmanian on

Another bad day for the murderous Mullahs! This will bring the collapse of the regime closer!

Masoud Kazemzadeh

Bad News for the Terrorist Regime

by Masoud Kazemzadeh on

This is terrible news for the terrorist regime.  Hopefully, we will have a regime change SOON. 

ONLY after a regime change, we could have a legitimate, democratic Iran.  Once there exists democracy, there will be legitimate government.  With a legitimate government, there will be stability.  With stability, legitimacy, and democracy, there will be economic growth, investments, and prosperity.

As long as the reactionary fundamentalist savages rule Iran, there is no hope for economic prosperity, and peace.  These sanctions are a necessary medicine to get rid of the terrorists, so that the Iranian people could finally live in peace, and freedom that we deserve.



پس عزیزان


پس عزیزان بلاگهای فرد را مطالعه می کنند؟؟پس چرا ما را از فیض محروم کرده یک خطی کامنت نمیگذارنذ؟؟ تحریم کرده اید؟؟
با قهر کردن کاری درست نمیشود. آقا فرد خودش خوشحال است و به ما خسته نباشی گفته است.

اما ا ا اا.....در مورد کد و رایانه و این حرفها!! من هنوز به روش قدیم عمل میکنم ! هر چند سال یکبار چمدانها را از اقلام لوکس فرنگی پر کرده(دهاتی مثل ما هزارتا فامیل داره) و عازم سرزمین عشق شده عد از تحویل اجناس همان افراد فامیل دستبند به دست ما زده و خانه به خانه می گردانند قورمه سبزی و فسنجون های را که با پول نفت مردم ایران تهیه شده به حلقوم ما می تپانند! در روز آخر هم برای چند سال آذوقه چای و گز سوهان در چمدانها چپانده و ما را عازم باجه پرداخت اضافه وزن در فرودگاه میکنند.
دیدی؟ همه تحریمها چه بر علیه ایران باشد چه ضد بلاگ فرد به همین راحتی خنثی می شود!!

I wear an Omega watch

Oon Yaroo

Regime change is the only long term solution to the Iranian ...

by Oon Yaroo on


When your dentist tells you that you have a rotten tooth and there is no other option other than yanking it out you simply listen to him/her.

It's time to yank this rotten regime out.

Mohammad Ala

Cheaper USA cigarettes, Reverse SWIFT, and Milking Iranians

by Mohammad Ala on

The USA cigarette companies have never had a problem to sell their poisoned chemicals falsely named cigarettes in Iran.  American cigarettes can be purchased in Iran cheaper than the UAS, however other USA goods can be found in Iran higher than one pays in the USA.  Iran does not need pesticide wheat and corn from the USA.  Import of pesticide and/or hormonized products must be banned from entering Iran. 

After all the billions left Iran, now SWIFT is placing the ban??  How about the stolen money by thieves such as Khaveri to be returned to Iran… kind of reverse SWIFT? 

China and Russia have replaced Western countries in milking Iran.  The Western countries will not tolerate this; they are going to cause another war to get back in to milk Iranians again.


Iran getting wheat from USA is no surprise

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

The USA has seen to it the regime gets everything it needs to stay in power for 33 years now.  The IRI keeps Iran weak, poor and backwards unlike the late shah that worked tirelessly to bring peace, progress and human rights for Iranians (the real reasons the USA wanted him out, the development of Iran into a future Japan threatened the USA) so keeping the IRI in power is and has been goal #1 for the USAWhat is a surprise is that with the ability for the USA to deliver such volumes of wheat so quickly to Iran, that the American people still believe the USA is the most generous and greatest country on the earth when these supplies don't make it to the starving children of ethiopia and somalia and find their way to waste disposal.


Time to bring an end to the Regime

by Faramarz on



درختـی که تلخ است وی را سرشــت

گـرش بر نشـــــانی بــــه باغ بهشــت

ور از جوی خلــــــــدش به هنــگام آب

به بیــــــــخ انگبین ریزی و شــهد ناب

ســـــــر انجام گوهــــــــــر بکـــار آورد

همـــــــــان میــــــــوه تلـــخ بــار آورد


Iran buys U.S. wheat again

by vildemose on

 In the mean time,

 Iran has purchased 60,000 metric tonnes (66,139 tons) of U.S. wheat, the U.S. government said on Thursday, raising the two-week tally to 180,000 metric tonnes, which industry sources said reopened grain trade ties between the two countries embroiled in a stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions.


A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.--Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.


This can get very ugly

by azadi5 on

Not only for those living inside Iran, which will see a skyrocketing inflation, but for those people who live outside of Iran as well, who rely solely on their income from Iran to live abroad. I wonder how they can bring money over now other than traveling back home every time their money runs out, but again, there is a limit as to how much money they can take outside of iran too. This will be ugly.

I can see this also become a catalyst for War if IRI doesn't change its course. 


This won't prevent IRI paying its moftkhors

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

Iranians just need to change & work on cash basis.  Actually moftkhors have been doing this for 33 years.  This will put many ordinary peoples legitimate businesses out of buiness, the ones that can't adapt and so slightly reducing income coming into the IRI from taxes.  Its an act of pressure, mostly on the people & a little on regimes Basiji businesses too.  IRI won't start a war.  They may be the victim of a false flag attack, pretending they started a war, but they have no capability to start a war with. IRI capability is just psycological warfare not real possibilty to do a thing.


Slowly Inching towards system collapse

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

while giving the regime all the time it needs to make adjustments Is very different than bringing on system collapse.  For those that are asking questions, If you research this subject the action is totally unprecedented, saddams iraq, Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, Mass murderors and criminals just like the IRI have not faced such action, even after losing a war.  This is a policy of continuation of pressure on the regime to change its policy, not to change the regime itself as US Policy is nowhere near showing an intention of wishng to bring about a system collapse, the way the USA immediately brought about on Mossadegh.

Soosan Khanoom

"Israeli officials: Starve Iranians to stop nukes,"

by Soosan Khanoom on

An article published in Yediot Ahronot was headlined, "Israeli officials: Starve Iranians to stop nukes," reported, "Iran's citizens should be starved in order to curb Tehran's nuclear program", officials in Jerusalem said. The article quoted an unnamed official as saying, "Suffocating sanctions could lead to a grave economic situation in Iran and to a shortage of food. This would force the regime to consider whether the nuclear adventure is worthwhile, while the Persian people have nothing to eat and may rise up as was the case in Syria, Tunisia and other Arab states."  



THEY ARE MAD AS HELL but not at the IRI rather than at the entire nation of Iran who are not rising up !!!   That is so Outrages and Pathetic ...

My heart is aching for the people of Iran, For the innocents that are being beaten up constantly by the IRI and now more than ever by the ISRAHELL which is no better if not worse. I can't call anyone who supports tight sanctions ( which is declaration of war on a nation ) on this so called Iranian site even a  human yet alone an Iranian.   



Has it been possible to send money till today?

by choghok on

It has been impossible to do any transaction to or from Iran in some years now from NA and Europe, I guess it will be impossible from countries like Turkey or China to do thse things now.  It feels lik we re outside our hometown and witnssing the roads, powrlines and water to the town being cut. People in Iran are going to feel this.

I think Americans and Israelis know that a small war would not have any effect whatsoever. They are prepairing for a big war by weakening the countrys economy and weakening the IRI psychy by repeating the threat over and over. Please mr Ahmaghinejad could you now come to UN andput on another stupid show, maybe they would laugh and forget about the past.


Destroy the IR. Don't

by Simorgh5555 on

Destroy the IR. Don't prolong the misery of Iranians any further. Air and navy blockade then finish them off with precision military strikes.



no SWIFT=no paycheck=less islamist Thuggery on "Fred Blog"

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

Well, that is the potential impact on our own little corner of cyber world. And that is ignoring the truck loads of Iran's petro dollars already stolen and shipped to various western bank accounts by ahmadinezhad joon, rahbar joon and their fack o famil to feed the 24/7 cyber commenting islamist moftkhors, amongst other thing.

Yes, Overall, as sweet as honey I'd say :) 

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."


Belated Moves on IC

by Demo on

As the no. of commentators are decreasing daily on IC, the remainders are heading to sell grocery (honey, must (yogurt), sweeteners, etc.) here, to advertise for their bodies' air & water outlets inspections, and even to foresee the future! Bravo.


Only if this would act as a catalyst ….

by Bavafa on

To wake Iranians off their many decades sleep and bring them the realization that they cannot live off oil for ever and ever.


'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory 




by Faramarz on

No money, no honey!


This will be real

by hirre on

This will be real interesting to follow. Iran's most oil exports go to China, India, Japan, South Korea. If those could be temporarly blocked it will lead to a system collapse. It will also provoke Iran to start a war. 2012 is going to be an interesting year...


Not enough

by Fred on

It is a good belated move, but not enough.

Air/naval cargo inspections is a must.