Iranians complain about the economy. They always have. I heard these complaints every time I visited Iran between 2004 and 2012, and I heard them from both middle-class people and the working poor. That Iranians complain about the economy was also something economists told me: People complain, they said, because they complain. But the numbers aren’t all that bad.
"Iran’s Protesters Want One Thing: Accountability" is from the January 06, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Laura Secor and narrated by Kristi Burns.