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July 24, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beneath the browned peaks of the Alborz Mountains, this city of 7 million spreads like a griddle in the 100-degree days of summer, sizzling with signs of economic desperation. One out of five in the work force is jobless. Inflation stalks the rial, the national currency, and private investment has been chilled by political disputes over government policy.
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July 24, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beneath the browned peaks of the Alborz Mountains, this city of 7 million spreads like a griddle in the 100-degree days of summer, sizzling with signs of economic desperation. One out of five in the work force is jobless. Inflation stalks the rial, the national currency, and private investment has been chilled by political disputes over government policy.
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January 22, 1989
A severe crackdown on drug traffickers went into effect in Iran, with a mandatory death penalty for anyone found with even small amounts of narcotics. At least 75 smugglers have already been executed this month in the fiercest crackdown since the early days of the Islamic revolution, when hundreds of alleged drug users and pushers were rounded up and put to death. The new campaign follows the Aug.
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