Flour prices rise by 300% in Iran

Protests continue in many cities of Iran over rising food prices. An Iranian lawmaker said one person was killed during a protest in the country’s southwest. Prices of a variety of flour-based foods in Iran have risen by up to 300% since last week cut government subsidies for imported wheat. There are protests about this. […]
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Flour prices rise by 300% in Iran


Protests continue in many cities of Iran over rising food prices. An Iranian lawmaker said one person was killed during a protest in the country’s southwest. Prices of a variety of flour-based foods in Iran have risen by up to 300% since last week cut government subsidies for imported wheat. There are protests about this.

President Ibrahim Raisi’s government has also increased the prices of basic commodities such as edible oil and dairy products. Protests took place in the northern Iranian city of Rasht, the central city of Farman and the northeastern city of Neshabur, according to a video posted on social media. In which the protesters are raising slogans like ‘Raisi, do some shame, go out of the country’.

Local MP Ahmed Awai told ILNA that one person was killed during a rally in the oil-producing city of Dazful in the southwestern province of Khuzestan. Security forces arrested 15 people in Dajful on Thursday night. Iranian media reported last week that internet services had been banned amid growing discontent over the price hike.

Iranian Internet service provider Mobinet’s service was disrupted for several hours. Netblox said on Twitter that the protests in Iran have reportedly disrupted internet services. Global wheat prices have risen sharply since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February, raising the cost of subsidies in Iran. Iranian officials have also blamed the smuggling of heavily subsidized flour into neighboring Iraq and Afghanistan for the rise in prices.