December 21, 2013
Iran Copes with Sanctions but Wants to Bloom
David Ignatius, Washington Post
The Associated Press
The true burden of sanctions is that this economy is a shadow of what it might be. This cost in lost opportunity will only grow if Iran can’t make a nuclear deal that would ease the squeeze on oil sales and banking. And Iranians know it: Many told me during a visit here last week that their economy could be booming if the country weren’t so isolated.