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Source: AFP

May 14, 2023

Iran Arrests Eight Over Workers' Strike At Southern Gas Field

Iranian authorities have arrested eight people for "leading" a workers' strike at a key gas site in the south of the country, local media reported on May 14.

"Eight main leaders of the workers' strike in the South Pars projects have been arrested by the intelligence services,"

Akbar Pourat, the deputy local governor, was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency.

Some 40,000 people are employed at the South Pars/North Dome mega-field, the largest known gas reserve in the world, which Iran shares with Qatar.

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