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Marry or lose job, says Iran firm

Single workers at one of Iran's major state-owned companies have been told to marry by September or face being fired, Iranian newspapers have reported. The Pars Special Economic Energy Zone Company employs thousands of people, mostly young men…Its directive, according to the Etemad newspaper, says that despite requests "some of our colleagues did not fulfil their commitments and are still single". It continues: "As being married is one of the criteria of employment, we are announcing…that all the female and male colleagues have until September 21 to go ahead with this important and moral religious duty."