Iranian Officials Confirm Water Scarcity at Dehrawood Water Monitoring Station

Bayan News – Iranian officials have stated in recent remarks that Iranian experts, after visiting the water monitoring station in Dehrawood, have reported a decrease in water flow in the month of Asad (July-August) of this year compared to the same month last year, indicating water scarcity.

Hassan Kazemi Qomi, Iran’s ambassador to Kabul, informed via the X network that the visit of the Iranian delegation to the water monitoring station in Dehrawood is considered a commitment by the Afghan side and adherence to a portion of the provisions of the bilateral treaty between the two countries.

He added, “It is expected that with the continued regular monthly transmission of information and water measurement indices, timely visits to this station, and accurate determination of the level of water scarcity and its transboundary flow each year, Iran’s rightful share of the Helmand River will be measured and delivered to the Iranian side in accordance with Article 3, Section B of the treaty, correctly and justly.”

Similarly, Ali Akbar Mohrabbian, Iran’s Minister of Energy, says that according to the investigations of the Iranian delegation, drought in Afghanistan has been reported as a serious issue.

He stated in an interview with the ISNA news agency that additional information in this regard should be provided by the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Iran’s Minister of Energy has addressed the issue of the country’s water rights from the Helmand River, stating, “Recently, our colleagues have visited the Dehrawood Helmand/Helmand water monitoring station. This visit has shown that drought in Afghanistan is also serious.”

Mohrabbian said, “However, considering the amount of precipitation that has occurred in Afghanistan, Iran has a share in the Helmand River basin, and this share is our legal right that we demand.”

The issue of water rights has recently intensified tensions between Kabul and Tehran.

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