Six charts that explain the Iran protests

BBC WORLD NEWS | on Thu, Jan 4, 4:47 AM

The biggest anti-government protests in Iran for nearly a decade have been fuelled by rising discontent, in particular over the cost of living.Here are six charts that help explain the hardships faced by ordinary Iranians.1. Economic growth has been constrained by sanctionsIran's economy was badly affected for several years by sanctions imposed by the international community over the country's nuclear programme. Gross domestic product (GDP) contracted 1.4% in 2015 - the year President Hassan ...

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