Category Iran

Tehran, Iran — Iranian Economy (10/15/96)

NPR’s Sunni Khalid reports that the Iranian economy is struggling under the weight of a U.S.-sponsored boycott. Many Iranians are being forced to work several jobs and engage in illegal schemes to try to support their families, and this strain is starting to take a toll on families there…the divorce rate is skyrocketing. But many […]

Siranband, Iran, September 29, 1996 — Kurdish Refugees Flee

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1008026 NPR’s Sunni Khalid reports on a camp for Kurdish refugees that has been set up in Iran by that country’s red cross. The Kurds fled over the border from Northern Iraq after Saddam Hussein’s troops and members of one Kurdish faction…evicted another Kurdish faction out of several towns.