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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Protests have erupted across Iran after the government unexpectedly announced it was rationing petrol and increasing its price. At least two people have been killed.

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Prices rose by at least 50% on Friday as subsidies on petrol were reduced. The authorities say they want to free up money to help the poor.

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And yet we're supposed to believe they want nuclear power, the most efficient means of providing electricity by far? *sarcasm

#1 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-11-16 01:32 PM | Reply

Sign of things to come. We've already seen rioting in Paris because of carbon taxes on fuel.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-11-16 01:38 PM | Reply

Iran is one of the world's largest oil producers, with exports worth billions of dollars each year. But it has limited refining capacity and sanctions have made it difficult to obtain spare parts for oil plants.

Surely country that boasts of making it's own weapon systems (instead of giving Russian weapons Irani paintjob) can make it's own refining equipment?

No? LOL

Iran = Venezuela-2.0

#3 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-11-17 01:25 AM | Reply

Imagine... a nation that has an economy that depends on oil, can't turn it's oil into petrol.

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-11-17 01:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

18 million families would get an extra cash allowance as a result of the price increase.

Not happening.

It's going into the mullas' bums.

This how Irani corruption works. Steal in the name of charity.

showed motorists in the capital, Tehran, stopping traffic on the Imam Ali Highway and chanting for the police to support them.

Pretty good at chanting, aren't they? Gawd knows they get plenty of practice every Friday:

youtu.be

#5 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-11-17 02:32 AM | Reply

We've already seen rioting in Paris because of carbon taxes on fuel.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian

Make note - That was far right wing organized rioting.

#6 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-11-17 01:58 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

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