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Ironically, US sanctions are helping the Russian budget

The latest round of US penalties targeting Russian businesses paradoxically helps the country's budget instead of harming it, said Konstantin Korischenko, former deputy chairman of the Central Bank of Russia (CBR).
 
 

The West's ‘guilty until proven innocent’ mantra is wrecking lives & international relations

Western society is flirting with a disturbing trend where people are being denied the time-honored 'presumption of innocence'. The same undemocratic method is even being used against nations in what is becoming a dangerous game.
 
 

Ahmadinejad: Iran must reduce oil dependence

 

Source: Al Jazeera and agencies / 17 Jan 2013

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran must move away from dependence on oil revenue to overcome Western sanctions that have slowed the economy and disrupted foreign trade.

"We have to change the flow of wealth and capital into the country. Problems will remain as long as this doesn't change... 25 percent of the gross national product is concentrated in Tehran. We need to make sure that the money is invested not just in one city but all over the country," Ahmedinejad said.

 
 

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