Iran hit by oil embargo and 'mismanagement'

While EU and US sanctions are taking effect, some Iranians also blame Tehran's economic mismanagement for rising prices.

    In the month since a European oil embargo on Iran took effect, the people of the Islamic Republic say the economic restrictions are having an impact on them financially.

    Analysts describe the oil sector as Tehran's Achilles heel and the sanctions, along with new ones from the US, have placed a particular strain on the country. 

    Exports have fallen nearly 40 per cent since the start of 2012.

    However, opponents of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president who has less than a year left in his second term in office, say rising prices are a result of poor economic mismanagement by Tehran itself.

    Al Jazeera's Soraya Lennie reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    A photojournalist describes how she posed as a prostitute to follow the trade in human flesh.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.