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Iran dumps U.S. dollar for oil trades

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posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 09:18 AM
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Iran dumps U.S. dollar for oil trades


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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran, OPEC's second-largest producer, has stopped conducting oil transactions in U.S. dollars, a top Oil Ministry official said Wednesday, in a concerted attempt to reduce reliance on Washington at a time of tension over Tehran's nuclear program and suspected involvement in Iraq.

"The dollar has totally been removed from Iran's oil transactions," Oil Ministry official Hojjatollah Ghanimifard told state-run television Wednesday. "We have agreed with all of our crude oil customers to do our transactions in non-dollar currencies."
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posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 09:18 AM
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I know this has been talked about for a while now, but I didn't realize they had already gotten to this point. I would imagine this won't help the dollars value any...

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