"The good news is that sanctions are now so powerful that Iran has been forced to follow Ron Paul's advice and move back to the gold standard from the dollar. The bad news is that Iran is rapidly accumulating large amounts gold and other minerals with which to barter for goods and services," said the source. "This is a hole Congress should plug in the next sanctions bill."


"It would be laughable if it weren't so tragic: Everyone but Obama knows that Turkey and Iran are cheating," said AEI's Rubin. "Heck, if precedent informs, than Erdogan himself--or at least the son-in-law to whom he often directs contracts--is probably making a handsome profit on trade."

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