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Iranians Despair over Nuclear Deal Confrontation

Public Policy

Iran’s decision to further challenge the United States by boosting its uranium enrichment beyond limits in its 2015 nuclear deal has deepened fears among Iranians that their country will remain in crisis mode over the long term.

The United States’ exit from the pact last year, under President Donald’s Trump’s campaign to squeeze Iran with sanctions, has so far failed to force its clerical rulers to renegotiate.

Iran confirmed on Monday it had enriched uranium to a purity beyond that allowed by the pact. Trump, who ordered air strikes last month only to cancel them minutes before impact, has warned Iran’s leaders “to be careful”. Since May, he has tightened sanctions with the aim of halting Iran’s oil exports entirely, depriving it of its main source of revenue.

“Yes, life is difficult because of the sanctions. Yes, I think this (nuclear) program is too costly for Iranian people,” said Firouzeh, 43, a housewife in the city of Babolsar, reached by Reuters by telephone.

“But no matter what the reason is, I am against my country being attacked,” she said. Like others interviewed, she asked that only her first name be used due to sensitivities.

The confrontation has taken on a military dimension, with Washington blaming Tehran for attacks on oil tankers, and Iran shooting down a US drone, prompting Trump’s aborted strikes.

Iran emerged from years of sanctions under the deal with world powers that curbed its nuclear program in exchange for access to world trade. But it had barely begun to enjoy any benefits when Trump quit the pact last year, calling it too weak.

The aim of Trump’s “maximum pressure” on Iran is to push its rulers to accept tougher restrictions on its nuclear activity, drop its ballistic missile program and scale back support for militant proxies in Middle East conflicts.

Prices for basic goods have skyrocketed in Iran and a young population longs for jobs. In April, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Iran’s economy was expected to shrink for the second consecutive year and inflation could reach 40 percent.

Prices of bread, cooking oil and other staples have soared. A more than 60 percent devaluation of the riyal currency has forced some small factories to close down due to scarcity of raw materials and hard currency.

“Life is very expensive. Prices go up almost everyday. My salary is almost $200 and I have two children,” said elementary school teacher Ghorbanali Hosseini in Shiraz city. “I work three jobs and I still struggle to take care of my family.”

Iranian authorities say 15 percent of the workforce is unemployed. Many formal jobs pay a pittance, meaning the actual figure of people without adequate work is probably far higher.

“I want to live a normal life. I have a university degree but I am jobless, hopeless and sad. Now with these tensions, I am even less hopeful and scared,” said Soroush, who blames “Iranian leaders’ confrontational policies”.

Clerical rulers say sanctions will make Iran stronger.

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55 Comments on "Iranians Despair over Nuclear Deal Confrontation"

  1. Davy on Wed, 10th Jul 2019 5:00 pm 

    BS juanpee. Real Green is one of my sock puppets.

    LIAR!

  2. JuanP on Wed, 10th Jul 2019 6:50 pm 

    OOps, I am JuanP not Davy. This is my comment:

    Davy on Wed, 10th Jul 2019 5:00 pm
    BS juanpee. Real Green is one of my sock puppets. LIAR!

  3. More Davy Identity Theft on Wed, 10th Jul 2019 6:58 pm 

    JuanP on Wed, 10th Jul 2019 6:50 pm

  4. The Truth Shall Set You Free on Wed, 10th Jul 2019 9:02 pm 

    So now Davy is denying his own words written on June 10, 2019. The dork lies so often he is easily confused.

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  5. Real Green on Thu, 11th Jul 2019 4:47 am 

    I approve of this message juanpee

    “I am spending less time on this lame unmoderated forum to concentrate on my own blog. I do want to thank all those who have attacked me with giving me material for growth. I have saved the best of my comments for my new blog. I have years worth of material. I have enjoyed moderating the worst of you and neutering your selfish useless agendas. I will still be here it is just I will be spending more time putting out a blog. I don’t expect much of a following with my blog. This is more a personal effort to assemble what I have learned over the last 10 years of formulating my REAL Green Deep Adaptation. Many of my ideas and lifestyles are not mine. I barrow what ever works. I do not claim anything either. It is an open source effort. Anyone can take what I am offering and use it however you want. Take my title if you like. For the stalkers here I hope you find my blog and visit the comment forum. It will be only lightly moderated to prevent juanpee identity theft and excessive cloggo spamming. LOL. There will be a prize for juanpee and annoymouse if you can stalk my blog. Double LOL. Anyway fuck my enemies and many thanks to those who contributed to my metamorphous”

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