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Stop the Presses: U.S. Sanctions Leave Iran’s Papers Short of Ink

A pedestrian pauses to read the newspaper headlines outside a kiosk in Tehran, Iran, on May 9, 2018.

A pedestrian pauses to read the newspaper headlines outside a kiosk in Tehran, Iran, on May 9, 2018.

Photographer: Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg

A lack of headlines is making headlines in Iran.

The economic hardship triggered by a year of U.S. sanctions has extended to the Islamic Republic’s newspapers, which are struggling to combat fast-rising prices -- and shortages -- of both paper and printing ink.