Posts Tagged ‘Iranian Oil Bourse’

Iran’s decision to abandon the U.S. dollar from its foreign exchange accounts comes less than 20 months after opening the Iranian Oil Bourse–a commodity exchange devoid of U.S. dollars. Early December 2007, Iran announced that “nearly all” of the world’s 4th largest crude producer’s oil transactions were now being paid in non-U.S. currencies, which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has adequately called a “worthless piece of paper”. It was the first oil producer since Iraq under Saddam Hussein to do so. Months later, the U.S. invaded Iraq and overthrew that ‘rogue’.