Iran blames Iraq for desert storm

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Iranian authorities have blamed Iraq for a massive sandstorm that ravaged Iran’s western regions earlier this week. reports that, a powerful sandstorm swept across the Iranian province of Khuzestan located in the southwestern part of the country near the border with Iraq, dealing severe damage to local infrastructure.
The storm caused temporary water shortages and power outages across the province, and at least 218 people were hospitalized due to respiratory issues related to the calamity.

The cataclysm also affected local oil production which dropped to about 700,000 barrels per day.

​The Iranian authorities however believe that their Iraqi neighbors are at least partially responsible for this natural disaster.

Masoumeh Ebtekar, head of Iran’s Environmental Protection Organization, urged Iraq to abide by the agreement on sandstorm prevention.

​Tehran declared that sandstorms originate in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan and Syria, and urged these countries to enact the appropriate prevention measures in order to avoid similar cataclysms in the future.

Meanwhile, Khuzestan residents staged a protest rally in the regional capital of Ahvaz, demanding the resignation of the local governor and Ebtekar.

2017.03.01 / 22:14
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