Iran Regime Responsible for Iraq Drought
By Staff Writer
Recently, the Iranian Regime has substantially increased its grip on Iraq, a country from which it steals water and electricity, while using its roads to smuggle weapons to mercenaries and drugs to organised criminal gangs.
Indeed, most of the great challenges faced by Iraq today have been caused by the stranglehold that the Iranian Regime has placed on it. This article will focus on Iraq’s water shortages and how the mullahs in Iran have exacerbated this.
While the Iraqi drought is caused in part by the twenty-two Turkish dams that are built on the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in Turkey and restrict water flow to Iraq, there are many articles that debate whether this is a short-term measure to build a hydroelectric system or an attempt to dry the rivers beyond Turkish borders, so we will focus on Iran’s role.
Iran is currently choking the many considerable tributaries to the Tigris in Iraq, stopping the flow of water into Iraq and there is no sign of relief or implication that this is only temporary. This is because the Iranian Regime, noting a significant drought within its own borders, has sought to divert water towards its ethnically Persian provinces. It should be noted that the majority of Iranians are also suffering from a severe drought because the mullahs divert water from them to benefit those within the Regime’s core supporters.
The water shortage has done considerable damage to the Iraqi agriculture sector, which was once able to feed the nation, and the natural ecosystem of the marshland in the South of Iraq, where many animals and birds lived. What was once a thriving region for game, food, and tourism is now a desert and any sudden onrushes of water do far more harm than good. Onslaughts that are notably caused by Iran’s agricultural waste water, which is now toxic, that has been improperly used and floods the Iraq border.
If the small (and insufficient) berm holding back the water was broken or if the water rose above it, then waste water would flood Basra Province and cause severe damage to the oil fields there, as well as any agricultural lands or housing.
Indeed, the drought has become so severe in recent weeks that there have been riots in the streets. In Basra, the government headquarters and the Iranian consulate was set on fire by protesters screaming “Iran out”.
Iran is in no favourable condition itself, especially near the South of Iraq and the mullahs are incapable of dealing with the problem, but Iran’s disregard for Arab Iraq needs to be brought to the attention of international bodies.