Entrepreneur Cyrus Razzaghi runs a consulting firm for foreign companies in Tehran. When the nuclear deal was struck, he says he received more inquiries from overseas firms than he could handle. But most of his clients canceled their projects after Trump pulled out of the deal. Razzaghi believes that the future of the Iranian economy will be largely determined by the result of the US presidential election in November.
“We are not seeking a deep friendship,” he says, “but at least a de-escalation and the first move is to somehow come back to the JCPOA by the next president or even this president.”