|M. Ahmadinejad (Wikipedia)|
First, the news.
Iran's rial currency dives to historic low (Reuters, 9/29/2012) - "The Iranian rial slumped on Saturday to a historic low against the U.S. dollar, according to Iranian media and currency tracking websites." (9/29/2012)
Iran's rial dives 6 percent to new record low (AFP/Ahram Online, 9/30/2012)
"New plunge suggests Iranian families are rushing to convert money into dollars and precious metals"