U.S. sanctions, coronavirus make for Iran’s toughest year, Rouhani says

U.S. sanctions, coronavirus make for Iran's toughest year, Rouhani saysIranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that his country is experiencing its toughest year because of U.S. sanctions coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus crisis has exacerbated economic problems that worsened after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew in 2018 from Iran’s nuclear deal with major powers and reimposed sanctions. On Monday, Iran’s rial currency fell to its lowest ever level against the U.S. dollar.


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