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The myth of no foreign investment in post-sanctions Iran

Although President Rouhani is facing mounting criticism over the underwhelming economic dividends from the nuclear deal, the reality is that foreign investment is beginning to finally trickle into Iran.

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has come under mounting criticism over what critics call his government’s inability to improve the economy and create jobs, despite having reached the nuclear deal and gotten sanctions lifted.

As Iran was negotiating over its nuclear program, Rouhani and his administration repeatedly stated that resolving the nuclear issue would pave the way for foreign investment, which in turn could play a crucial role in boosting the economy.

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