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US exports to Iran jump tenfold under Bush

US exports to Iran jump tenfold under president George Bush despite threat of sanctions | World news | guardian.co.uk :


US exports to Iran have jumped dramatically during president George Bush's years in office in spite of his tough rhetoric against the Tehran government and the imposition of fresh economic sanctions.

Analysis of US government trade figures published today by the Associated Press revealed a near tenfold increase over the last seven years in sales to Iran.

Goods include cigarettes, aircraft spare parts, bras, musical instruments, films, sculptures, furs and golf carts and/or snowmobiles.

Although the sums are small, the disclosure is a political embarrassment for the US, coming at a time when it has been putting pressure on European governments, banks and companies to cut ties with Tehran.

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US exports to Iran include:
Cigarettes: $158m
Commerical aircraft parts: $620,000
Bras: $101,000
Perfume: $8,900
Cosmetics: $96,000
Musical instruments and parts: $30,000
Sculptures: $175,000
Golf carts and/or snowmobiles $21,000
Movies: $4,000
Furs: $3,300
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Hoepfully they can lower the cigarettes exports and increase the Burkas...........

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The sum's are pathetic rather than embarrassing, more embarrassing for Tehran for spending it's cash with American Satanist companies. And until economic sanctions are in place the government is not empowered to stop companies from dealing with anyone, it's not tanks or guns it's just shit for consumers.
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Let's boost the sale of cigarettes. Joe Camel is BACK!!

The biggest problems we are facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all and that’s what I intend to reverse.

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I used to come over for Daytona bike week every year and my American mates would turn up with twenty or more near empty packs of smokes in their bags on day one, why I asked?, watch and learn I was told, as Hooter girls working for Joe would swap a new pack of Camels for a near empty pack of any other brand. Sometimes killing your clientele is an expensive job.
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Just more proof that Bush and Cheney are Iranian agents.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
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Just more proof that Bush and Cheney are Iranian agents.
And here's me thinking since the financial collapse of FTL sex equipment enterprises, you sence of humour had gone south, so what is it with Iranians and hostages, do they just feel unfulfilled without them?
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I am sure the ayatollahs in iran have a fatwa against bras hence they need to import them from USA..doh..I knew dubiya were friends with ayatollahs..after all they are all religious fanatics!!

Fuel economy!! whats that??
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