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[–]bablarb 4 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 0 funny5 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

on top of that, Iran is the target of a full scale economic assault, which hardly gets mentioned in the media:

the State Department is aiming to cut off all Iranian oil exports by November. As this move underscores, Washington has abandoned the fig leaf of diplomacy proffered by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last month. [] Instead, the White House is embarking on an economic offensive intended to collapse the Iranian government

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2018/06/29/trump-tightens-the-screws-on-irans-oil/

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Iran has been trying very hard to diversify their economy because of all this. But only having moderate luck.