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Iran Special - Life Under Sanctions

A special edition, presented by the BBC's Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen.

A special edition of the World Tonight presented by the BBC's Middle East Editor, Jeremy Bowen.
We'll be taking a virtual tour of Tehran - meeting the Rich Kids of the North -- as well as the those struggling in the poorer South.
And we'll be discussing what the future for Iran is, if nuclear talks fail.

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Life in Iran Under Sanctions

In a special edition of the World Tonight, Jeremy Bowen looks at the view from inside Iran of upcoming nuclear talks, the impact of sanctions and changes since President Rouhani came to power.  

Despite being the BBC's Middle East editor, it's six years since Jeremy was last in Iran. The BBC is not allowed to report from inside the country, so it can be hard to get an idea of what life's like. So using social media, we're taking a virtual tour, meeting the Rich Kids of North Tehran, skiing, partying and driving fast cars -as well as people who are struggling in the poorer South. 

We'll hear from an entrepreneur who returned home to set up a thriving tech business despite the problems of trading under sanctions. We'll be discussing what the future holds for Iran, if the nuclear talks fail. And as the 36th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution which overthrew the Shah of Iran approaches, we speak with Empress Farah Pahlavi, the former Queen of Iran.

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