• Unease, anger in Tehran's Grand Bazaar, Iran's beating heart

    6 days ago - By National Post

    TEHRAN, Iran - Just one shop among the thousands in Tehran's sprawling Grand Bazaar can offer a tableau of the darkening mood descending across Iran as American sanctions again take hold.
    A salesman who wants to move to Europe for a better life shows off his pots and pans to a mother now struggling to pay for the gifts she wanted before her daughter's marriage amid the collapse of Iran's rial currency. Another salesman loudly blames internal politics and corruption for the country's woes. Muttered curses and even shouts against the government follow the journalists talking to them.
    While...
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  • Unease, anger in Tehran's Grand Bazaar, Iran's beating heart

    6 days ago - By Miami Herald

    Just one shop among the thousands in Tehran's sprawling Grand Bazaar can offer a tableau of the darkening mood descending across Iran as American sanctions again take hold. A salesman...
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  • Unease, anger in Tehran's Grand Bazaar, Iran's beating heart

    6 days ago - By National Post

    TEHRAN, Iran - Unease and anger are gripping those in Tehran's Grand Bazaar, which serves of the beating economic and political heart of Iran.
    It shows the dangers ahead for the government of the relative moderate President Hassan Rouhani.
    Rouhani's signature nuclear deal with world powers now has become a noose around his neck that hard-liners gleefully tighten. Meanwhile, the sporadic and leaderless protests the nation has seen over its worsening economy threaten to roar back to life at any time.
    While some now go to the Western-style mega-malls of Tehran's tony northern suburbs, the...
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