File photo of robots working on a production line of carmaker Iran Khodro

 
File photo of robots working on a production line of carmaker Iran Khodro
Robots work on a production line of carmaker Iran Khodro, west of Tehran, in this June 19, 2011 file photo. Iranians are reeling under tough economic sanctions imposed by Western countries since the start of the year over the Islamic Republic's pursuit of its nuclear programme, which Washington says is a drive to develop a weapons capability. Inflation is running at 25 percent officially, and could in reality be double that, economists say, and hundreds of thousands have lost their jobs as trade embargoes have curbed export prospects and made it difficult for many Iranian companies to obtain vital raw materials. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl/Files