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OffbeatIranians already straining under U.S. sanctions brace for more

02:30  31 october  2018
02:30  31 october  2018 Source:   cbsnews.com

Iranians find joy in serving pilgrims on road to Karbala

Iranians find joy in serving pilgrims on road to Karbala A 15-minute walk from the Iraqi border in the west Iranian town of Mehran, three young clerics are hard at work polishing the shoes of pilgrims. Farther down the road another cleric stands on a chair holding a Koran over the heads of passing crowds, blessing them as they march in the thousands towards the shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala, central Iraq. A tailor is also working diligently, sewing up torn clothes for free. And if anyone needs a money pouch, he can rustle one up from scratch in a matter of minutes.

More . GENEVA (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned Iranians they face hard times when new U . S . sanctions take effect on Sunday but said the government would do its best to alleviate them. Washington reimposed a number of sanctions on Iran in May after pulling out of an

US reimposes all Iran sanctions lifted under nuclear deal: Iranians already straining under U . S US President Donald Trump signs a document reinstating sanctions against Iran after announcing the US withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear deal , in Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin said 700 more

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranians are bracing for a new round of U.S. sanctions that President Trump plans to impose as early as next Monday. According to the White House, one of the main goals of the sanctions is to pressure Iran's government into negotiating a new and improved nuclear deal.

CBS News was in Tehran for a day of mourning in Iran's religious calendar, as thousands of the devout joined a solemn procession. There wasn't a soul in the crowd that hasn't already felt the bite of U.S. sanctions that were reimposed in August.

Under pressure, Iran says U.S. sanctions "hurt," but won't work

Under pressure, Iran says U.S. sanctions Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tells CBS News President Trump can't force the Islamic Republic's hand, and may wind up with "a bigger problem"

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned Iranians they face hard times when new U . S . sanctions take effect on Sunday but More . Washington reimposed a number of sanctions on Iran in May after pulling out of an international 2015 agreement intended to curb Tehran’ s nuclear program.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned Iranians they face hard times when new U . S . sanctions take effect on Sunday but said the government would do its best to alleviate them. Washington reimposed a number of sanctions on Iran in May after pulling out of an international

Iranians already straining under U.S. sanctions brace for more© CBS News Tehran, Iran. Mr. Trump says he has no quarrel with the Iranian people, but they're already hurting. Iran's currency has plunged 70 percent against the U.S. dollar. That means everything, starting with basics like food and medicine, is more expensive. Millions are struggling, including Sarah Abadan.

"The price of everything is increasing. We can feel it easily," she said.

When asked what she thinks of the current U.S. government, Abadan said "they are awful."

The White House gets a lot of the blame, but not all of it. People rarely say it out loud, but demonstrations across Iran show there's public fury with Iran's own inefficient, corrupt government.

For Iran's poor, violence and chaos will make their hardship worse. For now, they will grit their teeth and scrape by with less.

Mnuchin says Iran's Central Bank to be cut off from global system.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that the financial messaging service that moves money around the global banking system will be cutting off Iran's Central Bank. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "I understand that SWIFT will be discontinuing service to the Central Bank of Iran and designated Iranian financial institutions," Mnuchin said in a tweet. "SWIFT is making the right decision to protect the integrity of the international financial system.

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