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Fear and frustration in Iran's capital after aborted US attack


Added 06-22-19 03:11:02pm EST - “Fear of a potential war and frustration over biting sanctions are high in Iran's capital, after a last-minute decision by the US to pull back from attacking the Islamic Republic. On the surface, it was business as usual on Saturday…” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Fear and frustration in Iran's capital after aborted US attack”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Tehran (AFP) - Fear of a potential war and frustration over biting sanctions are high in Iran's capital, after a last-minute decision by the US to pull back from attacking the Islamic Republic.

On the surface, it was business as usual on Saturday in Tehran's bustling Karim Khan street, a hub for printing parts and materials.

Shopkeepers loaded boxes of paper into trucks and print house agents haggled over ink and machine repair prices.

"We still don't know what's going to happen," said print shop manager Mehrad Farzanegan, less than 48 hours after Washington aborted a military operation against three Iranian targets in response to the Islamic Republic shooting down an unmanned US drone.

That escalation came after the US and key allies accused Iran of attacking two vessels earlier this month in the Gulf of Oman -- a charge it has vehemently denied.

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