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One of Donald Trump's stock campaign lines is that the Iran nuclear agreement was "terrible".That year, oil was hovering around $100 a barrel. Iran's great rival, Saudi Arabia, was thriving, with an economy that had grown about 6 percent in 2012 . Iran, meanwhile, was isolated with a shrinking economy. In 2010, Iranian officials were predicting that by 2015, Iran's oil and gas revenues could reach $250 billion annually.Last month, Iran's oil began flowing into the marketplace, with prices under $30 a barrel. Bloomberg News calculates that the country is making $2.35 billion a month on its oil sales. The New York Times' Tim Arango paints a picture of a country "in the midst of an expensive war against [Daesh] that is now facing economic calamity brought on by the collapse in the price of oil, which accounts for more than 90 percent of the Iraqi government's revenue". He notes that almost 8 million Iraqis depend on government salaries, which cost nearly $4 billion a month.
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