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Striking Iranian gold retailers detained after meeting with government officials

Section: Daily Dispatches

Looks like another job for the Sound Money Defense League, though probably a suicide mission.

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From Iran International, London
Tuesday, May 13, 2024

Following a meeting between gold retailers and government representatives, Iranian security agents arrested several gold merchants amid the ongoing strikes, Iran International has learned that.

Reports indicate that a verbal altercation ensued during Sunday's meeting following threatening statements from a representative of the Industry Ministry regarding potential legal action against protesting gold retailers.

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Gold sellers in Tehran's market began their strike in late April -- with other retailers joining in from other cities, including Tabriz, Ardabil, Kermanshah, Hamedan, and Mashhad.

The primary grievance driving the strike is the reactivation of the Comprehensive Trade System coupled with the introduction of a capital gains tax. ...

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