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Nuke Deal Sparks Iran Hope

Hope is spreading across Iran as the country’s economy begins creaking back to life in the wake of its temporary nuclear deal with Western powers. The deal allowed some of the West’s economic sanctions to be lifted in exchange for delays in Iran’s nuclear weapons program. While the harshest sanctions remain in effect, the slight loosening has allowed companies to get back to work, has stabilized Iran’s currency, and has brought down inflation. “My company was on the verge of bankruptcy,” one Tehran printer said. “At least this is a first step toward a more human life.”