The Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad, Muhammad Kazem Al Sadiq, confirmed that Iran suffers from water scarcity, and what is happening is a regional water crisis.
Al Sadiq said in a televised statement, "According to the statistics of officials in Iraq, 80 percent of Iraq's water comes from the north and between 8 to 10 percent from Iran," confirming the existence of a regional water crisis in the region.
He added, "The Islamic Republic suffers greatly from water scarcity, and that" there is a river passing through the city of Isfahan that has completely dried up, and there are farmers demonstrating against the government to demand water, in addition to that sheep and livestock are dying of thirst in the southern regions, and water is being sent in tanks to some areas and distant villages.
On the financial benefits of supplying Iraq with electric energy, the Iranian Ambassador indicated that there are financial benefits of about $11 billion from gas and electricity sales to Iraq," noting that "the Islamic Republic has commercial relations with many countries in the region."
Source: National Iraqi News Agency