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Professor Paul Wachtel on the UN's nuclear deal with Iran

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Excerpt from Voice of America -- "Paul Wachtel, an economics professor at New York University, told VOA that long-standing U.S. sanctions and the more recent U.N. restrictions "severely hampered" Tehran's economy, pushing it into a 'deep recession.' He said Iran's economy could recover within two or three years of the lifting of the sanctions. But Wachtel said questions remain about what Tehran might do with its windfall of cash, as frozen bank accounts are unlocked at the same time the country boosts its oil exports. 'It is enough money to make a lot of trouble' in the Mideast through support of insurgencies Iran favors, Wachtel said."

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