Authorities are still investigating amid ongoing anti-government protests and clashes in the country following the death of Martha Amini, who was arrested by morality police this weekend after an oil pipeline fire in southwestern Iran.
An oil pipeline in the southwestern Iranian port city of Bandar Machar caught fire on Sunday, according to videos shared on Twitter with Iranian media, The Jerusalem Post reported. fire.
The fire caused some damage, but no casualties were reported, according to Iranian news agency IRNA, quoted by the Jerusalem Post.
Anti-government protests in the Islamic Republic have come after Masa Amini died of his injuries three days after being detained by moral police for not wearing a headscarf properly, following Iran’s strict rules on women’s dress. It started in September.
Protests continue, even Iranian oil workers joining them, as the government seeks to crack down on the country’s biggest opposition in decades.
In October, dozens of Iranian oil workers took part in nationwide protests, where striking petrochemical workers at the Asaluyeh refinery chanted “death to the dictator”, before leaving the complex on Oct. 11. A video shared by Bloomberg on Twitter IndicatedWorkers also set tires on fire to block roads for Iranian security forces.
The Iranian government has blamed the protests on Iran’s enemies, including the United States, and said it was a ruse by armed dissidents and others.
Protesters continued to brave a tough crackdown by security forces, burning pictures of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, calling for the dissolution of the clergy, and calling for theDeath to the dictator.But Iranian officials deny that the protests are in any way related to nuclear talks.
Michael Kahn of Oilprice.com
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