Spinning the IMF Report on Iran Sanctions

By Matthew Waxman
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 3:04 PM

I am amused today by these two headlines about the IMF's just-released assessment of Iran's economy and the effects of remaining sanctions: the New York Times reports that I.M.F. Study Details Perils of Iranian Economy, while the Wall Street Journal reports that Iran's Economy Improving Amid Nuclear Talks.

Since one of the most difficult challenges of President Obama's negotiations with Iran is the simultaneous domestic negotiations with Congress about new sanctions, I expect to see a lot of such spinning in the coming weeks and months.