Iran has been hard hit by US sanctions. Large swathes of the middle class are sliding into poverty and many are considering leaving the country.
European powers responded with caution to Tehran's decision to abandon parts of the 2015 nuclear deal. In the US, President Trump imposed fresh sanctions on Iran's crucial metal exports, but he also hinted at a deal.
The Trump administration has said it would no longer grant waivers to some of the major importers of Iranian oil. DW takes a look at the impact of this decision on major stakeholders.
Moscow and Tehran are both cozying up to North Korea as the White House's make-or-break policy flounders. While their motivations are different, they're both trying to seize a strategic international chance.
American sanctions are supposed to paralyze Iran's economy and put pressure on the government. But their far-reaching effects are blocking societal progress and leading to greater oppression.
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