A fire broke out Sunday at a storage facility in the northeast of the country, near the city of Mashhad, state media reported. According to some reports, the smoke covered "the whole city."
A warehouse in the suburbs of Mashhad in northeastern Iran has caught fire, Iran's official news agency IRNA reported, adding that the smoke has engulfed the entire city.
Videos show firefighters are trying to contain the fire. pic.twitter.com/Mn9GhS7Dpc
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According to the Iranian news agency IRNA, in light of the scale of the fire, fire crews were sent from various areas around the city to assist. It was also reported that there were no casualties, but no further details were given. It is unclear exactly where the fire was and whether it is a site linked to the nuclear program or the Iranian army, but in the past the city's name has come up in the nuclear context. Some of the tweets actually attributed the event to the mass protests surrounding the death of Mahsha Amini at the hands of the "modesty police," which has been going on for almost a year.
Social Networks / Documentation of the fire in Mashhad
While so far there is no indication that this was a deliberate act, in the past Iran has accused Israel of mysterious explosions at sites connected in one way or another to its nuclear program or missile system. Recently, there have again been indications that Iran and the world powers are advancing toward an agreement that would allow mutual renewed implementation of the 2015 nuclear agreement.
Among other things, it was reported that the International Atomic Energy Agency had decided to close two investigation files into Iran's unexplained nuclear activity. This move was one of Iran's main conditions in the talks with the world powers.
The apparent progress toward reviving the agreement led to a series of warnings from Israel that it would "do anything" to prevent Iran from having nuclear weapons.
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