World: Tehran: Clean Air and Less Fuel

Life is uncomfortable, but in the fervor of war few complain

The most visible sign of how the war has affected the Iranian capital of Tehran is the disappearance of the maddening, noxious traffic jams that once clogged the city from dawn to dusk. As a result of gasoline rationing and restrictions on privately owned cars, taxis and buses travel at speeds previously unimaginable. Said Abbas Tavakkol, 38, a taxi driver: "It's wonderful. I wish gasoline rationing and the ban on private driving remain in force forever." Retorted his passenger, an elderly man pressing...

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