These from our friends in Iran. Remember the 1975 gas lines?
Country’s consumption of gasoline is 75 million liters (19.7 million gallons) per day. Rationing of gasoline decreased this consumption to 63 million liters (16.5 million gallons) per day but the clerical regime can provide the country with only 43 million liters (11.3 million gallons) per day and has to import 20 million liters (5.3 million gallons) of gasoline from abroad. New US sanctions have made it difficult for regime to import gasoline. Any company that cells more than 200000 dollars of refined oil products to regime in a year or more than a million dollars gradually will be faced with US sanctions. Accordingly companies such as Shell from France, Look Oil from Russia, B.B. from England, Ani from Italy and etc. have stopped export of oil products to Iran. Regime has claimed that it intends to construct 13 more refineries to confront the sanctions but this would cost 42 billion dollars. Aliraza Zaighami the deputy of Oil Minister said that only 8 billion dollars have been dedicated to the case. There is no future for these refineries because no company is willing to invest in Iran at the wake of sanctions.
Tehran- July 15, 2010. Long queues of gasoline in Yadegar Gas Station north of Saadat Abad Region. During last two weeks there has been a long queue for gasoline in this gas station and other gas stations throughout the country due to sanctions which has led to discontent amongst the people.
Sanandaj, July 15, 2010. Workers of Javeh Dam went on strike again. They protested against non payment of their wages for four months. The workers announced that they will continue their strike until they receive their wages.
More Bazaar happenings.
Tehran, July 15, 2010. On Thursday July 15 on the 10th day of Tehran’s Great Bazaar’s strike a great number of people went to Sabze Maidan and Bazaar since morning to express their support for the strike. Around noon the crowd present at Sabze Maidan chanted ‘death to dictator’ and ‘we don’t want an incapable government’.
Tabriz, July 15, 2010. On Thursday July 15 all the shops in Ferdosi Bazaar of Tabriz were closed. The strike embedded all guilds of this region.
Tabriz, July 15, 2010. The representative of Fabric-Seller’s Guild was arrested by Plainclothes and there is no further news of him.
Tehran, July 15, 2010. While Turkey’s Foreign Minister announced that the participation of this country is not necessary in nuclear negotiations and while Russia’s Foreign Minister announced that the presence of Turkey and Brazil is cancelled in negotiations of 5+1 with the clerical regime over nuclear issue the clerical regime reacted and accused Europe in Fars news agency affiliated with IRGC that it is bribing Turkey so that it wouldn’t participate in negotiations and linked it to Turkey’s need for becoming a member of European Parliament.
Bloody bad analogy.
Tehran, July 15, 2010. While conceding to the fact that Khamenie’s power is diminishing amongst regime’s elements mullah Mesbah Yazdi compared Khamenei with Queen of England and said: “some of the authorities expect that his position be just a formal position like the Queen of England. They expect that he just appoints Friday Imams and disposes of them”. Mullah Yazdi whom people call crocodile was angry about the fact that in different levels of the regime nobody takes Khamenei serious and added: “some of our authorities think that the Leadership in Islamic Republic of Iran should just be like Britain’s Empire and they expect that he does not interfere in country’s affairs…”
God save the Queen.