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On July 1, the European Union's embargo on Iranian oil purchases came into effect, adding to an already robust sanctions regime on the Islamic republic.

Radio Farda's Kayvan Hosseini discusses the effects of such sanctions on ordinary Iranians and how the regime in Tehran is attempting to spin and counter the latest embargoes.

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