MEK: Iran’s Water Crisis
While there are various theories as to why Iran, with its tremendous natural riches, is in such a state of turmoil, a closer examination reveals the regime’s role in the worst of Iran’s modern times.
“Water shortages have resulted in clashes between locals and security forces in some parts of the country. In other words, the water issue in Iran poses a serious political challenge at multiple levels,” the Etemad daily reported on Monday, emphasizing the significance and consequences of the country’s water crisis.
“Iran’s ability to deal with the water crisis is intertwined with its foreign policy difficulties. The country’s worsening water situation isn’t solely the product of recent droughts, according to Etemad’s article.
Iran’s water deficit
Iran’s water deficit, according to some experts, is also the result of insufficient rainfall in recent years and climate change.
“The Meteorological Organization of Iran estimates that rainfall in the southern provinces of Iran in Sistan and Baluchestan was 82% lower than the average long-term rainfall. Meanwhile, Hormozgan province, bordering the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, has experienced 86% less rainfall compared to the prevailing rainfall pattern in that region,” Aftab News reported in this regard.
The true cause of Iran’s water problems
However, a closer examination reveals that the fundamentalists’ dictatorship is the true cause of Iran’s water problems.
In an interview with the state-run ISNA news agency on 15 October 2017, Essa Kalantari, the regime’s Environment Organization’s head, told reporters: “Not even a foreign enemy ruling this country would have been able to destroy natural resources and the environment, as what has happened in the past years.
We have experienced any kind of ecologic disaster within the past four decades. Before this, many of the country’s environmental indicators, such as water, we’re in a good position.”
IRGC controls Iran’s economy
The regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), which controls Iran’s economy, has created dubious reservoirs and allowed hundreds of thousands of water wells to be dug in recent years. The dams’ water output has been reduced as a result of their haphazard construction.
As a result, the IRGC and its front firms have dug deep water wells, essentially draining and ruining Iran’s vast aquifers. Iran’s extensive wetlands are also being dried up as a result of the regime’s actions.
The world’s cradles of biodiversity
“Wetlands are among the world’s most productive environments and the world’s cradles of biodiversity, according to scientific findings, and they play an important role in the survival of countless species of plants and animals by providing water and early reproductive capacity.
Wetlands aid in the restoration of groundwater storage and serve as a natural pollution filter. Despite the many functions of wetlands, they have been harmed owing to a lack of adequate management in terms of maintenance and protection, as well as eventually erroneous judgments based on political and commercial interests,” Vatan-e Emrooz remarked.
The upcoming drought in Iran
The regime’s policies have endangered the lives of Iranian citizens. Aside from the lack of drinking water, the upcoming drought in Iran will wreak havoc on people’s lives.
“Food security is jeopardized by drought and its consequences. According to existing forecasts and facts, Iran is experiencing drought and little rainfall this year. According to the state-run Entekhab, the annual rainfall in the country during the current crop year is 50 percent lower than the same period on the previous year.
Protests are increasing across Iran
Protests are increasing across Iran as environmental, economic, and social concerns worsen. The growing number of protests and slogans directed at the regime and its officials has posed a severe threat to the fundamentalists’ rule.