"This alarming death toll is further evidence that Iran's security forces went on a horrific killing spree that left at least 208 people dead in less than a week", reads a statement from Amnesty International research and advocacy director for the Middle East Philip Luther released with the organization's findings. One Iranian lawmaker said he thought that over 7,000 people had been arrested, although Iran's top prosecutor disputed the figure without offering his own. After a monthly 60-litre qota, it costs 55p a litre. It acknowledged that the violence also killed passers-by, security forces and peaceful protesters without assigning blame.
The TV report said security forces clashed with "rioters armed with semi-heavy weapons" in Mahshar, in Iran's oil-rich southwest province of Khuzestan, which suffered one of the highest death tolls.
Iran's top court announced the ruling after receiving up to 360 complaints from Iranian citizens since President Trump pulled the USA out of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA), popularly known as the Iran nuclear deal, Newsweek reported Tuesday. An average gallon of regular gas in the United States costs $2.58 by comparison, according to AAA.
Cheap gasoline is practically considered a birthright in Iran, home to the world's fourth-largest crude oil reserves despite decades of economic woes.
The country's demands came the same day Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John Rood told reporters that the Iranian military now poses a threat to the U.S.in response to sanctions, according to The Hill. That disparity, especially given its oil wealth, fueled the anger felt by demonstrators.
"We are under sanctions". The cost of daily staples also has risen. "We do support them totally", Trump explained.
The almost 20-minute talk, which Rouhani described as a "highly powerful locomotive for propelling the train of negotiations", made it possible for the sides to reach an interim agreement on Iran's nuclear case in Geneva in less than 100 days, according to Rouhani. "It is a bad thing and the world has to be watching".
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has forged warm relations with Trump, travelled to Iran in June to persuade Iran and the United States to resume direct talks and dial down tension.
"I would expect that if we look at the past three or four months, it's possible they will do something that is irresponsible".
Japan maintains friendly ties with both the United States and Iran and has previously tried to ease tension between the two countries, which severed diplomatic relations shortly after Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution that toppled the USA -backed Shah.
He added that the US has "sent very clear and blunt signals to the Iranian government about the potential consequences of aggression". Abe traveled to Iran in June but received a lecture from Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on how Trump couldn't be trusted.