Iran plans more spending on poor as it copes with new US sanctions

The Wall Street Journal | Aresu Eqbali and Asa Fitch: Iran said Tuesday it plans to spend more money on the poor next year and increase salaries for government employees in an attempt to boost living standards as the government tries to cope with growing U.S. sanctions pressure on its struggling economy.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani presented a $42.7 billion budget to parliament for next…


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