Sanctions pressure brought Ahmadinejad’s ministers to tears


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According to an Iranian member of parliament, the pressure of not being able to sell Iranian oil due to economic sanctions brought former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s ministers to tears.

Mohammad Nabavian, a conservative parliament member representing Tehran, said of the former president’s difficulties in selling Iranian oil, “Toward the end of Ahmadinejad’s administration, some of the ministers in closed meetings would shed tears and say to members of parliament, ‘You know our situation; why do you speak like this in open sessions?’” Continue reading