Sunday, July 18, 2010

Bazaar Strike Ends

Merchants at the Tehran Bazaar ended their 12-day strike and opened their shops on Sunday. The strike began after the government increased the income tax paid by the merchants by 70%. In an agreement reached between the two sides, the tax increase was cut to 15%. Some merchants initially resisted against the agreement, but all the shops in the Grand Bazaar are now open.


Anonymous said...

The bazaris were planning on going on, but they saw the west starting to politicize the matter, so they stopped.
As soon as dirtbags like the BBC touch on something .. one becomes skeptical about the whole authenticity of something,.. i say rightfuly so.

God Bless Iran and all Iranians across the Globe (except the MKO Vatanforush)

Anonymous said...

bazaar is not any longer as strong as 1979 to day bazaar has only 7 to 9% pc effect in country ecconomy if they get in strike just herting themself gornment has capaple to sale intire people need in open market much faster and effective way.

Anonymous said...

Both the comments above have summed the bazaar situation quite accurately. This was simply a localized taxation issue and it was ludicrous for foreign wishful thinking to somehow presume it would escalate into something else or a "mass movement".

The simple fact is that Iran of today is far different and much more cohesive in economic, educational, political and national identity sense. The main issue for "foreign intelligence" is their inability to read the real situation due to the AIPAC/Zionist agenda of destabilization and misinformation, mostly aided by out of touch Iran-hating vatan foroosh and the second generation exiles still smarting from the loss of their "monarchy" and imaginary homeland perspective.

It is high-time to recognize the ground reality and face up to the fact that most of these 70's style attempts to destabilize Iran simply can not work today.

Anonymous said...

Three Ebay items depict photos/slides of Iranian Navy boats, apparently before being delivered to Iran. One of them is the memorable IRIN Paykan:

Mark Pyruz said...

Those photos appear to have been snapped near Cherbourg, sometime possibly in the latter half of the 1970s?

Thanks for the heads up.