June 10, 2021

LIFT ALL THE SANCTIONS AND HELP THE ECONOMY RECOVER:

As Iran Prepares to Vote, Battered Economy a Major Worry  (Associated Press, June 10, 2021)

Almost six years ago, Iranians poured into the streets to celebrate Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. They saw it as a chance for the Islamic Republic to re-enter the world economy and create opportunities like purchasing airplanes and selling its oil on the international market.  

Today, that dream has faded into a daily grinding nightmare of high inflation, an ever-weakening national currency and high unemployment worsened by the coronavirus pandemic.  

The West considers Iran's nuclear program and Mideast tensions as the most important issues facing Tehran, but those living in the Islamic Republic repeatedly point to the economy as the major issue facing it ahead of its June 18 presidential election.

Posted by at June 10, 2021 9:59 AM

  

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