Iran’s head of Civil Defense Organization claimed he is suspicious about the role of Israel in climate change in Iran and accused the neighboring nation of stealing clouds and snow from the Islamic Republic.
“Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali made the remarks while speaking at a conference on agriculture in Tehran, where he claimed Iranian scientific centers have confirmed a foreign role in the drought conditions across the country,” according to semi-official Iranian news agencies.
“Foreign interference is suspected to have played a role in climate change,” Jalali said, according to the ISNA news agency. “Joint teams from Israel and one of the neighboring countries make the clouds entering into Iran barren. Moreover, we are faced with the cases of cloud theft and snow theft.”
Iran has been struggling to cope with an escalating water crisis in recent weeks, with thousands of residents taking to the streets of Tehran to protest the regime’s inability to handle a series of crippling issues following increased US pressure.
Speaking at a conference on agriculture in the Iranian capital of Tehran, Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalili said a number of Iranian scientific centres have confirmed such foreign role in the adverse climate condition in Iran.
He said: “Foreign interference is suspected to have played a role in climate change.
“Joint teams from Israel and one of the neighbouring countries make the clouds entering into Iran barren.
“Moreover, we are faced with the cases of cloud theft and snow theft.”
Pointing to what he called “scientific evidence” corroborating his argument, Mr Jalali cited a survey carried out over the past four years about the climate of high altitudes stretching from Afghanistan to the Mediterranean Sea.
He claimed that above 7200 feet all mountainous areas are covered in snow, except Iran.
However, the head of Iran’s meteorological service Ahad Vazife immediately dismissed Mr Jalili’s comments.
He said that the General “probably has documents of which I am not aware, but on the basis of meteorological knowledge, it is not possible for a country to steal snow or clouds”.
“Iran has suffered a prolonged drought, and this is a global trend that does not apply only to Iran.
“Raising such questions not only does not solve any of our problems, but will deter us from finding the right solutions”
This is not the first time that an Irani official has accused other countries of an atmospheric precipitation theft.
In 2011, former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed Western countries were involved in plans to “cause drought” in Iran.
“European countries used special equipment to force clouds to dump their water on their continent.
“Today our country is moving towards drought, which is partly unintentional due to industry and partly intentional, as a result of the enemy destroying the clouds moving towards our country and this is a war that Iran is going to overcome.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Iranians that Israel faced similar water issues and found ways of dealing with them, adding Israeli technology can help the Iranians.
Netanyahu offered to share Israel’s water expertise with Iran, saying “the Iranian people are victims of a cruel and tyrannical regime that denies them vital water,” according to the Times of Israel.
In other news of Iran, a Muslim cleric claims Obama made many Iranians citizens of the USA as part of the nuclear deal.
Hojjat al-Islam Mojtaba Zolnour made the allegations during an interview with the country’s Etemad newspaper, cited by the country’s Fars News agency, and reported by Fox News.
He claimed the citizenship status was conferred as a favor to senior Iranian officials linked to President Hassan Rouhani, and he further claimed the offer sparked a competition among Iranian officials over whose children would benefit from it.
Zolnour says the deal was made during negotiations for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was reached in July 2015.
‘When Obama, during the negotiations about the JCPOA, decided to do a favor to these men, he granted citizenship to 2,500 Iranians and some officials started a competition over whose children could be part of these 2,500 Iranians,’ Zolnour said.
‘If today these Iranians get deported from America, it will become clear who is complicit and sells the national interest like he is selling candies to America.’
As well, to push his point, President Trump threatened to put sanctions on any nation still trading with Iran.
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July 3rd, 2018