The Central Bank of Iran reports that the price index of the basket of basic goods and services consumed by Iranian household during last month rose at an annual rate of 36%. The Central Bank put the rate of inflation for all the goods and services during the Iranian year that ended on 20 March at 18.4%.
The Minister of Economy was sacked today.
Iran offers addicts condoms, syringes from vending machines
Wednesday, 16 April 2008
Iran is installing vending machines in Tehran to sell cheap condoms and syringes to drug addicts to prevent the spread of AIDS and hepatitis, an official said on Wednesday.
"Five of these machines which have been made will be installed in five of Tehran city's welfare shelters for addicts," the deputy head of Iran's anti-narcotics organisation, Mohammad Reza Jahani, said.
"Condoms, syringes, bandages and plasters will be easily accessible just by inserting a coin. This protects addicts from acquiring AIDS and hepatitis," he added, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.
Thanks, Mark. This might help growth of AIDS, especially among growing heroin addicts in the country.
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