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State and people both show nerves over subsidy reform

November 10, 2010
Semira N. Nikou       A bad case of nerves has hit Iran.          With long-delayed subsidy reform due to take effect any day, merchants have already jacked up prices of basic goods as much as 30 percent in anticipation of higher costs to them. And long lines have been forming at gas stations as…