11/16/2019, 10:05 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Protests in Iran over gasoline prices resume

Protests over Iranian authorities' decision to introduce limits on gasoline purchases and gasoline price increase continued on Saturday.

Protesters have reportedly gathered in the cities in oil-rich Khuzestan Province in southwest Iran, as well as in the second-largest city in the country, Mashhad, located in the northwest.

Iranian government's new rules state that private car owners can buy a maximum of 60 liters of gasoline monthly, while taxi drivers' purchase limit is set at 400 liters. Motorcycle drivers are allowed to buy 25 liters per month. Gasoline prices have been increased by 50%.

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