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Drought in 80 percent of Iran

NCRI – More than four fifth of Iran is facing drought despite heavy rainfall in some areas of the country, according to the regime’s officials and state media.

Shahrokh Fateh, head of the National Drought Warning and Monitoring Center at the Iran Meteorological Organization (IRIMO), told the state-run ISNA news agency on May 6 that the state of underground water will not improve with short term rainfalls.

“Our country is suffering from accumulated drought, and this is a long-term problem that has not improved despite the recent heavy rainfall,” he said.

Acknowledging the drought crisis of past years, he added: “In the long-term drought of the country, we have an accumulated great debt to nature which should be erased with time. According to the 7-year observation of drought, in addition to 80% of the country, even in sections where we had heavy rainfalls recently, we still face accumulated drought.”

The Tabnak website, affiliated with a former commander of the regime’s Revolutionary Guards, reported on April 4, 2015: “Concurrent with the diminishing levels of water reservoirs in the dams, we also hear about the drying up of lakes and ponds which had endured for centuries while we see our lives engulfed in dust. Among the sources of this dust is the alluvium that had accumulated in the basins of these lakes and as they dry up the wind picks them up and brings upon us this plague.”

The Iranian regime’s officials have admitted in the past year that the country is also facing water shortages.

Last September, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, described the catastrophic water shortage in Iran a consequence of the Iranian regime’s antinationalistic policies and unbridled corruption by the regime’s leaders and the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) in wasting the country’s assets on nuclear projects and export of terrorism and fundamentalism. She emphasized that the first step in saving the country from this crisis is to topple the religious fascism and establish democracy.

To resolve this crisis, not only all economic and industrial resources have to be used, but antinationalistic nuclear projects and export of terrorism and fundamentalism have to be done away with and their colossal expenses should be allocated to restoring and revitalizing the water resources. However, as long as the mullahs’ regime is in power, it will continue with its destructive policies that spread and exacerbate the water shortage catastrophe.

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