Iran: riots as sanctions take hold

22 November, 2019

The United States imposed sanctions on Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi, Iran’s information minister on November 22 2019, for his role in “widescale internet censorship,” a reference to a five-day-long nationwide shutdown meant to help stifle protests against fuel price hikes in Iran.

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Fuel prices rose by at least 50% on October 15 2019 as subsidies on gasoline were reduced. Protests have erupted across Iran after the government unexpectedly announced it was rationing gas and increasing its price. Cities affected included Tehran, Kermanshah, Isfahan, Tabriz, Karadj, Shiraz, Yazd, Boushehr and Sari. The authorities say they want to free up money to help the poor.
Iran has limited refining capacity and sanctions have made it difficult to obtain spare parts for oil plants.

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