Iran says it is implementing a landmark project to divert water from the Gulf of Oman to its central plateau – a project that could not only address the country’s surging water crisis but could also help push ahead relevant economic plans in host regions.
Foreign ambassadors and diplomats in Iran were invited by the Mayor of Tehran to take part in Iran’s National Arbour Day ceremony by planting tree saplings.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, highlighted the great quality of Iranian fruits and called on officials to stop importing fruits unless in very necessary cases.
Tehran mayor says the environment is the most important index of quality in villages and cities, the loss of which will be a disaster.
In a move in violation of a 1973 treaty with Iran, Afghanistan has refused to supply its neighbor with share of water from the Hirmand River, which rises in Afghanistan and flows through eastern parts of Iran, according to Iran’s Energy Ministry.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and a number of other officials each planted a tree sapling on March 5 to mark the National Arbour Day.
An Iranian lawmaker says the culture of tree planting is required to be promoted among the people, stressing that planting tree saplings should not be only exclusive to the National Arbour Day, annually marked in Iran on March 5.
The recent rainfalls in southern and southwestern parts of Iran have breathed new life into Hurolazim, one of the biggest and most important wetlands of Iran, which is the Iranian part of a bigger wetland shared with Iraq.
An Iranian Parliament member says the dust pollution and other problems in Khuzestan province, southwestern Iran, wouldn’t cause any trouble for its visitors in the Iranian New Year.
A top UN official says the ongoing dust and particulate pollution in southwestern Iran originates from outside the country, particularly areas controlled by the ISIS terrorist group.