Ali Honeypot: Sergey Guneev/RIA Novosti
Iran’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei linked the protests against the increase in petrol prices with the “sabotage of foreign enemies.” About it reports Reuters.
“Sure, some people are concerned about this decision, however, sabotage and arson committed by bullies, not our people. The counter-revolutionaries and enemies of Iran have always supported the sabotage and continue to do it,” he said.
Khamenei reminded that the decision to raise the price of gasoline was justified, but urged officials to prevent the growth of prices of other goods.
Mass protests began in Iran on November 15. They were caused by the decision of the Supreme Council for economic coordination, which includes Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and Parliament speaker Ali Larijani, to increase the price of gasoline. As a result, the price of fuel has increased by 50 percent.
In addition, authorities have restricted the purchase of gasoline for personal transport of 60 liters per month. Purchase in excess of the norm imposed additional charge.
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