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Iran: Truck drivers on strike since September 23

Iranian truck drivers on strike nationwide against rising costs; shortages and transportation disruptions possible

27 Sep 01:54 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 9/27/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/4/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tehran). COUNTRY/REGION Iran

Event

Iranian truck drivers have been holding a nationwide strike over rising costs since Sunday, September 23. On Wednesday, local media reported idling trucks in multiple regions, including Ahvaz, Ardabil, Borujerd, Qazvin, Shahrez, and Urmia. It is unclear how long the action will last.

Consequent goods shortages and transportation disruptions are possible in the coming days.

Context

An associated nationwide strike held in May lasted for several weeks, resulting in gas shortages in several Iranian cities.

Truck drivers are protesting low wages combined with a rise in costs for parts and supplies.

Advice

Individuals in Iran are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

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