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Iran Sanctions Take Toll on Afghans

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Wall Street Journal, 22 July 2012
‘The U.S.’s effort to wield economic pressure to influence Iranian leaders is having the unintended consequence of hurting Afghanistan, which relies on remittances from millions of migrants living in the country to its west’, writes the Journal. ‘On the Iranian side of the border, authorities have been forcing Afghan migrant workers to leave the country, even those with proper papers. In western Afghanistan, on the border with Iran, some businessmen complain they are being undercut by Iranian goods sold cheaply because of the declining value of the Iranian currency, the rial. ‘


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