Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog will resume talks on Friday - more than two months after the previous, failed, round. Iran insists it only wants peaceful energy, but the West thinks a bomb's in the making.
Hopes aren't high for these negotiations either - and, all the while, sanctions from the U.S. and Europe continue to hit Iranian citizens hard. RT asks journalist and political commentator Hamid Reza Emadi how sanctions affect ordinary citizens.
Iran's medical institutions and societies have warned against the catastrophic repercussions of the West's sanctions on the health of Iranian patients grappling with chronic and life-threatening diseases.
The Iranian medical institutions contend that the recent illegal unilateral sanctions by the US and the EU on Iran's trade and banking sectors have made it almost impossible for them to obtain necessary medicines for patients.
Although the West's sanction do not ban the sale of medicines to Iran, they block every financial route needed to obtain drugs for patients suffering from diseases like diabetes, kidney failure, hemophilia, multiple sclerosis, thalassemia and leukemia.
Press TV talks with Kaveh Afrasiabi, author and political scientist from Boston, regarding the issue.