MEK Iran: Regime is Plundering the Palm’s
The Iranian government is currently selling off all of the country’s resources and wealth, and the most recent report is that the country’s palms are being sold to Gulf countries.This is happening as a result of the regime’s decision to cut off Oasis water in the southern provinces, particularly in Khuzestan. This is not a problem that has arisen in the last few weeks. The degradation of the country’s environment by building unscientific dams, which has been going on for more than 40 years, has laid the groundwork for such destruction and pillage of Iran’s natural resources by making people fearful of investing or working in such industries.
diseases have been caused by dehydration and salinity. Meanwhile, farmers are losing faith due to the low price of dates and the lack of guaranteed government purchase of their dates, and many are abandoning their groves, which are falling into the hands of the regime’s mafia.
Meanwhile, this mafia is buying palms from farmers for a fraction, as low as 1.5 million Tomans in some cases, and smuggling them to countries bordering the Persian Gulf at astronomical prices.
Smuggling and selling palms from the southern provinces to Persian Gulf countries was initially rejected by the authorities. ” We have not received any information of palms being sold to Arab countries owing to water problems,” according to an official of the Khuzestan province’s ‘Agricultural Jihad Organization,’ wrote the semi-official news outlet ISNA.
Iran was the second-largest producer of dates
Denial has never been a viable option for the regime since, due to internal divisions and the availability of virtual networks, the regime’s scandals will be exposed, as will its denial and lies.
Iran was previously the second-largest producer of dates (about 947,809 tonnes), with a value of nearly $ 100 million in exports. However, the government has now destroyed this.
When the news unfolded, Iranian government authorities were obliged to admit it, and Khosrow Omrani, Deputy for Plant Production Improvement of Bushehr’s Agricultural Jihad Organization, confirmed the sale of 3,700 date palms to Qatar in an interview with Rouydad24 newspaper.
Selling palms from the southern area to the Persian Gulf
Palm smuggling to Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Arab nations has escalated, according to the head of the Association of Dates and Palm Growers, Hamshahri newspaper reported.
About 2 million palm trees were destroyed during the eight-year war with Iraq, and another 6 million palm trees have been destroyed as a result of recent harmful practices, such as dam construction and the resulting water salinity.
The southern fields have been converted into scorched soil as a result of this practice. According to officials from Bushehr’Agricultural Jihad, almost 4,000 palms were exported to Qatar from this province alone between 2018 and the fall of 2021.
Iran has around 50 million palm trees in the provinces of Khuzestan, Hormozgan, Kerman, Fars, Bushehr, and Sistan, as well as Baluchestan, and 400 different types of dates are collected from the country’s groves, making it the most diverse producer of dates in the world.
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