Dubai’s Iranians worry about EU sanctions

As the European Union decides to ban oil imports and impose other economic restrictions on Iran, the BBC’s James Reynolds speaks to Iranians living in Dubai about the effects it could have on their livelihoods.

Dozens of black and grey sacks are lined up next to the edge of Dubai creek.

Workers pick up the sacks and pass them on to a battered boat.

On board, three men confer quietly – perhaps about the 15-hour trip they face to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas.

Anwar Etebari watches his workers. The sacks contain textiles that he is exporting to Iran, his native country.

“What do you think of the new sanctions against Iran?” I ask him.


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