Oil Refinery Goes Up In Flames Inside Iran
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Iran International

An oil refinery inside Iran went up in flames over the weekend, triggering several massive explosions.

The state-run Islamic Republic News Agency, or IRNA, said that all 18 reservoirs at the refinery in eastern Iran’s Birjand special economic zone caught fire.

“The initial stages of the fire consumed 1.5 million litres of fuel,” Iranian officials said.

The Jerusalem Post reported that Iranian officials were leaning toward letting the fire burn itself out because it was too dangerous for firefighters to get close enough to attempt to extinguish it.

There was no indication of what caused the fire or whether it was an accident or sabotage. Iran had not yet tried to blame anyone.

While it could have been an accident, it’s worth noting that the fire — which easily caused millions of dollars in damage — comes as Iranian-backed terrorists in Yemen have attacked Israeli shipping vessels over the past few weeks, causing damage to the ships and hijacking another.


The Houthi terrorists vowed over the weekend that they would increase their attacks on ships going to Israel in response to Israel destroying Hamas terrorist forces inside Gaza.

The Houthis “will prevent navigating all the ships heading to the Zionist entity from any nationality, if the food and medicine keep not accessing the Gaza Strip, and the will become a legitimate target for our armed forces,” said Houthi terrorist spokesperson Yahya Sare’e. The terrorist said that any ship headed toward Israel or affiliated with Israel would be targeted by the terror group.

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