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Iran Drought: Lawmakers Fight over Water Share

By Ehsan Bodaghi for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran Drought turns Political as Lawmakers Fight over Water Share Eighteen lawmakers representing constituencies from the central Iranian province of Esfahan, where water scarcity has reached an alarming state, have […]

Call for Soft Power to head off Water Crises

From Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iranians call for soft power now to head off future water crises A senior military adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called Feb. 27 for talks with Iraq and Afghanistan on water resources. At a two-day […]

MPs to Examine Water Supply Problems

MPs to Examine Water Supply Problems Created by Neighbors Iranian lawmakers plan to establish “the water security committee” to examine the issue of building dams on rivers flowing into Iran by some neighboring countries, a member of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission announced. Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Abolfazl Hassanbeigi said […]

Why Iran’s ‘Green Gold’ is set to Rebound

By Maysam Bizaer, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. While Iran may be known for its massive oil and natural gas reserves to many people around the world, it is also known to some for its top-quality pistachios. Production of the nut in Iran […]

Iran “Drying Out the Iraqi Kurdistan Region”

By John Lee. The head of Iraq‘s Parliamentary Committee for Municipality and Tourism has said that there is a grave threat to water resources in parts of Iraqi Kurdistan due to an Iranian policy that will dry up the Region’s water resources originating in Iran. After visiting the Sirwan River in Halabjah province, Omer Haji […]

Iran Demands Rights to Helmand Water

“One of our main demands in our negotiations with Afghanistan is Iran’s right to the Helmand water“, says Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (pictured). Following the 1857 separation of Afghanistan from mainland Iran, the then Afghan government refused to allow the Iranian side to enjoy its water right from the Helmand river. Helmand water rights […]