Iran faces steep rise in petrol prices

Tehran cuts fuel subsidies as part of programme to curb spending, doubling petrol prices in economy hurt by sanctions.

    Iran has cut a portion of fuel subsidies, nearly doubling some petrol prices as part of a programme to reduce government spending.

    The dramatic measure is expected to test public support for President Hassan Rouhani in a nation hurt by inflation and economic sanctions imposed over Iran's nuclear programme.

    Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone has more.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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