Cartoon 110: People’s Share of the Nuclear Agreement
As front line victims of several years of sanctions against Iran, and with news of an impending nuclear agreement, Iranians have every right to expect to see their diminished livelihoods and standards of life and welfare restored and improved. Any successful negotiation on the international stage, must be followed by immediate and vigorous steps at domestic levels to relieve the nation of the effects of sanctions. Most importantly, people expect the administration to shift its focus from the nuclear issue, which seems to have engaged most of its resources since the 2013 election, to address domestic issues such as unemployment, inflation, and inadequate wages, among dozens of other economic and social issues impeding realization of the nation’s human rights. This is cartoonist Touka Neyestani’s take on the issue.