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Why Iran’s economy is not ‘collapsing’

President Trump believes that Iran’s economy is collapsing, and that this will leave Iranians no choice but to surrender to the demands of the United States. But these expectations might not come true, says Arash Pourebrahimi at the website of the Harvard Kennedy School.

American officials hope to force Iran into a new deal instead of the previous nuclear disarmament deal. Iran’s economy is having difficulties for sure, but according to Leiden PhD candidate Pourebrahimi it is far from collapsing. ‘Every Iranian president since the end of Iran-Iraq war had to deal with a sort of analogous currency crisis.’

Read more on the website of the Harvard Belfer Center.

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