'I can dream it, but I can't afford it': Iranians on their bleak economy
The spark that set off months of protests in Iran was the death of 20-year-old Mahsa Amini, in the custody of the country's so-called morality police. A big part of the fuel was a widespread sense of hopelessness with the country's economy.
Iranians in bazaars and in corner stores told NPR that it is a struggle just to secure the basics: housing, food, transportation.
Some blame heavy U.S. sanctions, others point to mismanagement by the Iranian regime.
Listen to the full report by clicking or tapping the play button above.
Copyright 2023 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.