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Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com,

Russia and Iran developed a way to avoid the US dollar routing system known as SWIFT, Trade between the nations is booming.

What is the SWIFT Banking System?

Investopedia explains: The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) system powers most international money and security transfers. SWIFT is a vast messaging network used by financial institutions to quickly, accurately, and securely send and receive information, such as money transfer instructions.

Most global transitions touch SWIFT in some way. The EU wanted to develop a way around SWIFT because the EU is sick (rightfully so) of the US setting sanction policy for the whole world.

Russia beat the China to secure SWIFT avoidance mechanism.

Russia’s Trade Routes to Iran

Eurointelligence discusses Russia’s Trade Routes to Iran

Business between the two most sanctioned countries in the world, Russia and Iran, is thriving. Iran’s exports to Russia have surpassed the $2bn mark last year according to Iran’s ambassador to Moscow. This is a considerable jump from the figures the previous years, and a 30% rise throughout the year, according to the Tehran Chamber of Commerce. The total value of bilateral trade between the two in volume reached $4.9bn in 2023 according to Iran’s official statistics. A Russian economic delegation with 170 representatives was in Tehran this week as the two countries held the 17th round of their joint economic commission. The two sides have pledged to increase trade tenfold over the coming years.

What facilitates their trade is their own banking solution, which the two countries set up last year to circumvent the dollar.

Claire's Observations:  When you throw two alleged enemies together, like Iran and Russia they will figure out how  to work together economically, despite another country's sanctions against them, which is precisely what has happened here.

The US government had better figure out how to make the US economy more competitive, and focus on quality products, or when the BRICS financial system comes into place, the US economy will be lost in the dust.

I am very upset at the current political system, which has seemed to unveil its candidates as "Two Grumpy Old Men", one with dementia, and the other with some anger management issues which concern me right now.  

Why the hell am I supposed to hold my nose, and vote "for the lesser of two evils"?!?  Which of them will actually contribute to a growing US economy and salvage a failing foreign policy, which seems to be best defined as endless wars?!? 

Right now, I am betting that a Trump Presidency will do this, if, in fact, elections are held in November, which is not a sure bet at all.  

I am hoping he has learned from his mistakes (like withdrawing the US from the JCPOA agreement with Iran.) And no, I don't believe this guy walks on water without touching the rocks.  But if he can learn from his mistakes, right now, he appears the far better candidate to move this country forward than Dementia Joe and his minions, ever could.