Iran is holding indirect talks with the United States over restarting the 2015 nuclear deal – with Tehran pushing for economic sanctions to be lifted. German news outlet DW News has spoken with ordinary Iranians about the impact the international sanctions are having on the country.
“I don’t think anything in the next year or two will have a positive impact on my life.”
An Iranian woman told DW News: “I think our president is not even interested in reaching an agreement.
“[Former Iranian President] Rouhani wanted one but didn’t manage it.
“The new government is not even pursuing this.
Iran has long argued it only wants to develop nuclear technology for civil uses.
US sanctions have meanwhile slashed ran’s oil exports, the country’s main revenue source
“The most important issue for us is to reach a point where, firstly, Iranian oil can be sold easily and without hindrance,” Iranian media quoted Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian as saying before the latest talks resumed.