Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday reiterated his support for a government decision to hike fuel prices, amid protests in the country.
“I am not an expert in this field, but I had asserted before that I would back whatever decision the heads of the three branches [legislative, judiciary, administrative] make,” Khamenei said in statements cited by the semiofficial Mehr news agency.
Demonstrations have broken out across Iran since Friday after the government imposed petrol rationing and raised fuel prices.
At least one person has been killed and other injured in the protests.
Iranian officials say the