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Western pressure irks average Iranians

Kaveh Ahmadi, a taxi driver and veteran of the 1980-88 war with Iraq, was quivering with indignation as he wove his aging Iranian-made Paykan at high speed through the heavy evening traffic of Iran’s capital, Tehran. An ad on the side of the road read “Nuclear energy is our indisputable right,” a slogan now seen frequently on television and at public events. I’ve got two Iraqi bullets in my leg,” he says. “It was Western countries that supported [ Saddam Hussein] when he used chemical weapons against us. Now they destroy Iraq and lecture us on human rights. America killed more than a hundred thousand people when it dropped atomic bombs on Japan, but they won’t even let us have nuclear energy.” Full Story

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