President Rouhani and Iranian citizens begging for food
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#BBCtrending: Iran food aid backfires in 'shame'

A plan by President Rouhani's government to address poverty in Iran has backfired after it was ridiculed on social media.

The Iranian government decided to give out free food baskets in a bid to reduce inflation and the benefits bill.

But the actual handout of food led to large queues and chaotic scenes, images of which were shared on social media.

Anne-Marie Tomchak from #BBCtrending investigates.

Produced by Benjamin Zand.

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  • 07 Feb 2014
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