How do the miners Iran

• How do the miners Iran

International sanctions related to the ten-year debate over Iran's nuclear program, forbid importing heavy machinery and modern technology in all sectors of industry, coal mining, too, is no exception. Iran industry falls under the sanctions prohibiting the supply of industrial equipment and technologies. The decision to privatize the industry 10 years ago, only worsened the situation of the miners, who often work in dangerous conditions, and receive for their work a little more than minimum wage.

Workers, long hours of work in dangerous conditions, and their salary is a little more than 300 dollars a month, which is not much more than the minimum wage.

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Iranian miners are pushing metal carts to load coal at the mine near the town of Zirab, which is 212 kilometers north-east of the capital of Iran - Tehran. Mine located in the mountain province of Mazandaran, May 8, 2014.

How do the miners Iran How do the miners Iran

Iranian miner with coal stained face poses for a photograph, the city Zirab mine, Iran, May 7, 2014.

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Miner pushes an old metal dolly to load coal, Zirab, Iran, May 8, 2014. According to the miners, they lift up to 100 tons of coal per day.

How do the miners Iran

Lunch miners, mine near the town of Zirab, Iran, Aug. 19, 2014.

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The tent pushes a cart to load coal, Zirab, Iran, May 8, 2014.

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A smoke break during the break, Zirab, Iran, May 6, 2014.

How do the miners Iran

The Iranian miner during operation on August 18, 2014. The miners pave tunnels deep in the mountains, working in the dark narrow passages, under constant risk of poison gas, or be littered with tunnels.

How do the miners Iran

Miner works in a mine, Zirab, Iran, Aug. 19, 2014.

How do the miners Iran

miner pushes a metal dolly to load its coal mine near the town of Zirab, Iran, August 18, 2014. The miners extracted 100 tons of coal per day.

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A break during work, mine near Ziraba, Iran, May 8, 2014.

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The miners posing, August 18, 2014, a mine in the province of Mazandaran, Zirab Iran.

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Smoke break

How do the miners Iran

Lunch, mine near the town of Zirab

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Iranian miners pose for a photograph before showering after a long working day

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In the shower

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Miner collecting logs at the mine, I took a break to take a photo

Miners go home after a long and hard day of work at the mine on the mountain in the province of Mazandaran, Zirab, Iran, May 8, 2014. The Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade said that it has plans to improve the working conditions of miners, as well as to increase production mineral. Deputy Minister Jafar Sargheni said that the Ministry intends to provide loans and assistance in the framework of a four-year development plan for coal sector. The plan also includes the application itself to improve safety measures in coal mining.