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Sunset at Persepolis: Iranians fear Trump has killed tourism boom

Visitors flocked to Isfahan and Shiraz after the nuclear deal, but what happens now?
A group of Japanese tourists at Persepolis. Photograph: Vahid Salemi/AP

Thanks to its glittering mosques, breathtaking landscapes, ancient ruins and, believe it or not, ski resorts, Iran’s tourism industry underwent an extraordinary boom after the landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

Tourists flocked to the Middle Eastern country to discover cultural treasures largely unseen by western eyes since the 1979 Islamic revolution, and found the cost of staying there relatively cheap.

But to pull the US out of the agreement, which could trigger its collapse and inflame an already

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