Tue Dec 26th, 2006 at 08:39:18 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iran is suffering a staggering decline in revenue from its oil exports, and if the trend continues income could disappear by 2015, a National Academy of Sciences analysis found.
Iran's economic woes could make the country unstable and vulnerable, with its oil industry crippled, Roger Stern, an economic geographer at Johns Hopkins University, wrote in the report published Monday.
Iran earns about $50 billion a year in oil exports.
The decline is estimated at 10 to 12 percent annually.
from cnn : http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/12/25/iran.oil.ap/index.html