Tehran(IP)-The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran appointed the Minister of Foreign Affairs to pursue reclaiming Iran's water right in the Hirmand River.

Iran PressIran News: According to the Hirmand Treaty, which was signed in 1972 by the then authorities of Iran and Afghanistan, Iran's share of the Hirmand River water is equal to 820 million cubic meters per year and about 26 cubic meters per second, which, of course, varies in different months and seasons.

The previous government of Afghanistan, which claimed to secure Iran's water rights by constructing the Kamal Khan Dam in Nimroz province on the Hirmand river, practically prevented the implementation of this agreement, which caused great damage to human, animal and plant life around the Hirmand river in Iran, especially in Sistan and Baluchistan province.

According to the President's official site, Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in the Sunday evening meeting of the government, appointed Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Hasan Kazemi Qomi, the Iranian president's special envoy on Afghanistan affairs, to consult with the governing body of Iran. The country should seriously pursue the issue of Iran's water share from the Hirmand River and the supply of water needed by the people of Sistan and Baluchistan.

The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran also assigned First Vice-president "Mohammed Mokhber" to investigate and solve the problem of the people of Sistan and Baluchistan in providing energy.


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