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2 Die after Iran Increases Fuel Prices

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IRAN – Protests have erupted across Iran after the government increased petrol prices by at least 50 percent.

The Government also announced that it was rationing fuel.

At least two people have been killed as subsidies on petrol were reduced.

The authorities said they want to free up money to help the poor.

Iran is already suffering economically due to stiff sanctions imposed by the US after Washington decided to pull out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the BBC is reporting.

One person was killed during protests in the central city of Sirjan.

State news agency Irna said there were clashes with police when protesters attacked a fuel storage warehouse and tried to set fire to it.

Several more people were also injured.

A protester also died in the city of Behbahan.

Other cities were also affected including the capital, Tehran, Kermanshah, Isfahan, Tabriz, Karadj, Shiraz, Yazd, Boushehr and Sari.

 

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