UN Sanctions Hit Hospitals Iran Running Out of Life-Saving Isotopes

Trade sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear program are affecting treatment of people suffering from heart and kidney disease and various cancers. Some 850,000 patients are at risk because the country is running out of radioactive isotopes essential to radiotherapy.
Von Thomas Erdbrink
The research reactor in Tehran is now used exclusively for isotope production.

The research reactor in Tehran is now used exclusively for isotope production.

MORTEZA NIKOUBAZL/ REUTERS