In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, an Iranian woman inspects a kettle in a home appliance store in Tehran, Iran. Iranian authorities have been forced to quell protests in

 

              In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, an Iranian woman inspects a kettle in a home appliance store in Tehran, Iran. Iranian authorities have been forced to quell protests in
In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, an Iranian woman inspects a kettle in a home appliance store in Tehran, Iran. Iranian authorities have been forced to quell protests in recent weeks over the plummeting value of the country's currency which lost nearly 40 percent of its value against the U.S. dollar in a week in early October. With the U.S. election less than 10 days away, both President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are cautious about discussing potential compromises as Iran's economy shows signs of increasing strain from economic sanctions that seek nuclear concessions. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)