Channels

Iran forces on alert as economic 'surgery' begins
Security forces flooded Iran's capital in a warning against possible unrest as fuel prices surged 400%Sunday under plans to sharply cut government subsides and ease pressure on an economy struggling with international sanctions.

 

The so-called economic "surgery" has been planned for months, but was repeatedly delayed over worries of a repeat of gas riots in 2007 and serious political infighting during the standoff with the West over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program. (AP)