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Scott interviews Elijah Magnier about the growing tensions with Iran. He likens the U.S. to the lion from a Persian proverb, who “roars” (making threats of war) while really wagging its tail (working toward mediation and negotiation). Magnier believes Iran probably was responsible for the recent tanker attacks, not as a provocation of war, but as a demonstration of Iranian ability to asymmetrically affect the U.S. and its allies with little cost to themselves. He also thinks that enough people realize how catastrophic this war would be, that despite the hawks in the Trump administration, war won’t actually happen.
Discussed on the show:
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“Iran has warned to target Arab countries in case of war: The US “like a Lion in a Persian story”” (Elijah J. Magnier)
“Iran and Trump on the edge of the abyss” (Elijah J. Magnier)
1953 Iranian coup d’état
Target Iran: The Truth About the White House’s Plans for Regime Change
Elijah Magnier is a Senior Political Risk Analyst with over 32 years’ experience covering Europe & the Middle East. Find him at his website, ejmagnier.com or on Twitter @ejmalrai.
This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.
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  • The growing interest in cryptocurrency mining in Iran has led the government to recognize it and introduce new rules for the regulation of the cryptocurrency market. The government is close to passing a bill that finalizes these rules and regulations. Mining units had been multiplying in Iran attracted by the subsidized rates of electricity and subsequent reduction of expenses of mining and increased profits. The recognition from the government may be due to the benefit of ease of access that it may provide the government to sources of foreign currency at the time of international sanctions against the country, allowing it to circumvent those. The Iranian Parliament ratified a bill that acknowledged cryptocurrency mining as a legitimate industry. The bill clarifies that the government does consider domestic trade of cryptocurrencies as lawful. It also states that the Central Bank of Iran will not guarantee the value of cryptocurrency and digital coins will not be considered legal tender. Cryptocurrency mining would be permitted in Iran subject to certain conditions. The miners have to operate outside a 30 km radius (about 19 miles) of all provincial centers except Tehran and Esfahan as these will be subject to even more stringent rules. The miners must secure the prior approval of Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade. The energy used by the mining units will be charged at the rate at which energy is exported from Iran. Miners will be subject to taxes at the same rate as industrial manufacturing units with exemptions being made to those miners who export mined cryptocurrency and return the revenue to Iran’s economy. Regarding the crypto mining equipment, the miners must follow the rules set by Iran’s standardization and communication authorities. Licenses have not been issued for the import of mining equipment into Iran and a man was arrested on 31st July for smuggling crypto mining equipment worth more than two hundred thousand dollars into Iran. The regulations were essential in the face of a multitude of illegal crypto activities within the country and may prove to be a positive step for Iran. News Source: TheCoinRepublic

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