Iran Accuses Israel Of “Stealing Its Rain”

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Earlier this week, the Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization blamed Iran’s drought on “cloud and snow theft,” allegedly engineered by Israel.

In a series of comments at the Third National Conference on Non-Proactive Defense in Agriculture on civil defense tactics in agriculture, held in Tehran on Monday, Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali condemned Israel for its severe drought, insisting that the country has fallen victim to the ‘Jewish State stealing its rain.’

Jalali went in depth to describe the scientific evidence supporting his claims. He said a recent study carried out over the past four years regarding the climate of high altitudes from Afghanistan to the Mediterranean Sea indicated that all elevations above 2,200 meters (7,217 feet) in these regions, except in Iran, have a dense layer of snow.

Tasnim News Agency said climate change has caused many arid and semi-arid areas around the world, including Iran, to suffer from severe drought, which has forced Iran’s Ministry of Energy and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) into cloud-seeding operations.

Ahad Vazife, the head of the Islamic Republic’s meteorological service, acknowledged that Jalali’s statements regarding Israel stealing Iran’s rain was scientifically impossible.


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