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Poverty in Iran driving citizens to sell kidneys, according to reports
Posters have been spotted on Valiasr Avenue, Tehran’s longest avenue, advertising kidneys for sale and listing the blood type of the sellers.
IMF: US sanctions have contributed to ongoing recession in Iran
The IMF World Economic Outlook report estimates that Iran’s economy will shrink by 1.5 percent this year, with the trajectory continuing and going upward in 2019, contracting by 3.5 percent.
Iranians take to the streets amid currency collapse, some shouting ‘death to Palestine’
In the last several years, Iran has spent billions on foreign interventions around the Middle East, including the civil wars in Syria and Yemen, while propping up terror groups like Hezbollah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and ignoring the needs of the Iranian people.
Iran’s plummeting currency reflects country’s economic, military concerns
Most observers are pointing to corruption, political infighting and fear of a collapse of the Iranian nuclear deal as major factors in the rial’s fall.