Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says incorrect policies in the region have led to environmental problems, including desertification, dust pollution and water shortage crises.
An Iranian MP announced that a plan to allocate $100 million to resolve the problems of Khuzestan province in southwestern Iran has been approved in the Parliament.
An Iranian MP has warned that Iran’s soil is being increasingly smuggled to other countries, expressing dissatisfaction with the failure of related bodies to identify and arrest the smugglers.
The recent heavy rainfall in southern Iran have breathed a new life into several shrinking wetlands and lakes including Maharloo Lake, near Shiraz.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei urged Iranian authorities to defuse the dust and flood crisis in Iran’s southern regions.
The head of Iran’s Environment Department announced that the Islamic Republic is to host the first UN international meeting on dust pollution.
Every spring, migratory starlings head to Russia and end up in Aral Sea; however, they won’t arrive in there this year as they die on their way across Iran.
Blizzard, snow drifts, and flooding have besieged cities in several Iranian provinces, while cutting off access to many villages in other areas.
Iran’s Agriculture Minister apologized to people for the dust pollution crisis which led to severe problems in southwestern province of Khuzestan, stressing that efforts are underway to cope with the issue as soon as possible.
An Iranian lawmaker stated that to protect Iran’s environment and rare species, the government has to raise the public awareness on this subject.