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Iranian Public Concerned About Economy, Not Nukes

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Iranian Public Concerned About Economy, Not Nukes

Middle East

Iranian Public Concerned About Economy, Not Nukes

Iranian Public Concerned About Economy, Not Nukes

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While international attention is focused on Iran's nuclear activities, much of the Iranian public is asking what President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is doing to improve the economy. Some are worried that international sanctions tied to Iran's nuclear program could hold back the country's economy.

Renee Montagne talks to New York Times reporter Michael Slackman about political divisions within Iran.