pollution in tehran

Innovation Flees Iran as Trump’s Sanctions Cause Chaos, Environmental Damage

Natalie Sauer

But the need for new, cleaner technologies is desperate. There are 35,000 deaths from air pollution in Iran every year, according to the government. “When sanctions are imposed and car manufacturers such as Peugeot and Renault leave, we have to fall back on engines produced locally and of subsequently poorer quality,” Iran’s vice-president Issa Kalantari told AFP in October.

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