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Urban vs Rural or Rich vs Poor

become, whatever profits the Western countries might have reaped over these years by supporting him. While the West might not be especially concerned about the denial of human and political rights to the Iranian masses, it certainly has reason to be concerned about more material facts such as a steep fall in the production of Iranian oil. According to one report, there has been a shortfall of as much as 25 per cent in the production of oil, and the revenue from oil, previously expected to be $20.7 billion during this year, is not, rather optimistically, expected to be around $ 17 billion. The impact of this cutback is going to affect the West even more than Iran, for two major areas of strategic interest to the West, South Africa and Israel, are entirely dependent on Iranian oil.

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