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CGTN published this video item, entitled “Iran navy vessel sinks after fire in Gulf of Oman” – below is their description.
A large Iranian navy ship has sunk after catching fire in the Gulf of Oman during a training mission. The British-built support vessel caught fire on Tuesday off the port of Jask. The navy says the cause of the fire, which broke out in one of the ship’s systems, is still unclear. Firefighting efforts continued for 20 hours before the vessel went down. The ship’s crew were evacuated and no casualties were reported. In a separate incident, a huge fire broke out at an oil refinery in southern Tehran. Officials said the accident occurred after a leak in a liquefied gas line triggered an explosion.CGTN YouTube Channel
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Iran is home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BC. The Iranian Revolution established the current Islamic Republic in 1979.
Iran’s political system combines elements of a presidential democracy and an Islamic theocracy. Iran is a founding member of the UN, ECO, OIC, and OPEC. It is a major regional and middle power and has large reserves of fossil fuels — including the world’s largest natural gas supply and the third largest proven oil reserves.
The country’s rich cultural legacy is reflected in part by its 22 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Historically a multi-ethnic country, Iran remains a pluralistic society comprising numerous ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups, the largest being Persians, Azeris, Kurds, Mazandaranis and Lurs.
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