Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that Western countries are plotting to generate drought in some areas of the world, including Iran.
“According to reports about climate, whose authenticity has been verified, the European countries have used certain equipment to discharge clouds and prevent rain-bearing clouds from reaching regional countries such as Iran,” President Ahmadinejad said on Thursday.
He made the remarks in the inauguration ceremony of a domestically-built dam in the central Iranian province of Arak.
Ahmadinejad said the matter would be pursued by Iran’s legal authorities, IRNA reported.
The Iranian president said such measures by European countries are aimed at creating tension and hostility in the maritime borders of regional countries.
“Just as it was said before, I believe that the war of the future will be the war over water.”
On May 16, President Ahmadinejad inaugurated a 484-megawatt solar thermal combined cycle power plant in the Iranian province of Yazd.
The solar thermal combined cycle power plant is the world’s first combined cycle plant that has used natural gas and solar energy.