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Economic Woes Dominate Iran Presidential Election Debate

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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Photo: Screenshot.

WSJ – BEIRUT—The economy and foreign policy emerged as the top issues in Iran’s June 14 presidential election with the eight candidates dedicating their first live televised debate on Friday to economic woes.

The four-hour discussion exposed in a highly publicized way just how much Iran’s economy has deteriorated under international sanctions on the country and mismanagement by the current government.

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