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Iran riot police deployed after 67 arrested in Isfahan over water shortage

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Published: 30 November 2021

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Iraq also facing reduced water flow due to Turkey dam program; thousands of Jordanians, including activists and politicians, protest energy-for-water deal with Israel

Iran riot police deployed after 67 arrested in Isfahan (France24)
Riot police were deployed in force Saturday in the Iranian city of Isfahan, a day after dozens were arrested in violent protests over the drying up of a lifeblood river.

Security forces fired tear gas during the clashes with stone-throwers in the protest in the dry bed of the Zayadneh Rood river that crosses the city, Fars and ISNA news agencies said.

Iraq's water crisis is getting dire – and its neighbours aren't helping (Haaretz)
Turkey is building 22 dams that will greatly reduce the water flow to Iraq, while Iran too is prioritising its own people as the drought in the region bites down

‘Agreement of shame’: Thousands of Jordanians protest major energy deal with Israel (Times of Israel)
Demonstrators in Amman say ‘normalisation is treason’ after largest-ever agreement between Israel and Jordan

'Zionist enemy': Jordanian leaders oppose water-for-energy deal with Israel (Ynet)
Despite Jordan’s water situation reaching a deficit of 40 million cubic metres, many activists and politicians in the kingdom reject the agreement signed with the enemy 'who is occupying Palestine'

Photo: The drought in Iraq (AP)

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