Baghdad The Iraqi Human Rights Commission affirmed that Iraq has the right to benefit from the agreements signed with the downstream and riparian countries and to prevent any measures it has that could reduce the water flows of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

A member of the Commission, Fadel Al-Gharawi, said in a statement that the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) received a copy: “What is happening from the receding waters of the Tigris River is a flagrant violation of the human right to life,” indicating: “Millions of Iraqis depend in their daily lives on this water in addition to the heavy losses of many agricultural crops and the death of millions of aquatic organisms that live in the Tigris River as a result of this receding waters.”

Al-Gharawi called on the government to “take all urgent legal and diplomatic measures with the downstream countries and the riparian states to ensure the right of Iraq to continue the flow of the Tigris River and to compensate Iraq for the heavy losses it suffered as a result of this receding.”

Source: National Iraqi News Agency