I Heart Iran: A Chemistry Prize for Iranian PresidentWritten by Parisa Saranj
Since the most recent, new sanctions on Iran were implemented, every American news corner you turn to, you'll hear talk of attacking Iran as though it is inevitable. Whether Iran would close the Hurmoz Strait or not has been the question experts are trying to predict.
One of the economic consequences of all these war talks has been a drop in the value of Iran's Riyal (while, the price of the US dollar skyrocketed), leaving the ordinary Iranian people more and more under financial pressure.
As always, Iranians-- who can't control or change much about the situation-- turn to humor.
A picture which is going viral via emails that reads:
"Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wins the The Prize of the Century in Chemistry for turning Riyal into cow dung."
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About the Columnist: Parisa Saranj
Parisa is a journalism graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is currently a MFA Creative non-Fiction writing candidate at Goucher College. She began writing about her native country, Iran, at her personal blog IranStories.com to share everything she loves about Iran and Iranians, minus all the politics (if that's possible).
Tired of being asked the most basic questions about Iran, all based on stereotypes and lies, Parisa just wanted to provide a pure image of what life is like in Iran...what is it like to be an Iranian woman. Now, Parisa brings her I Heart Iran section from IranStories.com exclusively to Aslan Media.