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Iranian General Blames Water Crisis on Israeli 'Cloud Theft'

  • Iran, July 03, 2017 - An Iranian General has accused Israel of manipulating weather to prevent rain over the Islamic Republic. He alleged that is country was facing cloud "theft".

    "The changing climate in Iran is suspect," Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali, head of Iran's Civil Defense Organization told a press conference, semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

    "Foreign interference is suspected to have played a role in climate change," Jalali was quoted as saying, insisting results from an Iranian scientific study "confirm" the claim.

    "Israel and another country in the region have joint teams which work to ensure clouds entering Iranian skies are unable to release rain," he said.

    "On top of that, we are facing the issue of cloud and snow theft," Jalali added, citing a survey showing that, above 2,200 meters (7,218 feet), all mountainous areas between Afghanistan and the Mediterranean are covered in snow, except Iran.

    SOURCE: THE TIMES OF ISRAEL