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On the Shatt al-Arab..a new joint dam between Iran and Iraq

 The Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources announced, on Saturday, that a technical team will visit Iran to study the construction of a joint dam in the Shatt al-Arab, consisting of the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Water Resources, Aoun Diab, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that the energies flowing from the Tigris River appear to be good, as the required quantities reach the Mosul Dam.

He added that due to the high temperatures and the supply of electric power, there are imports that serve the ministry to preserve the water reserves in the Mosul Dam in order to meet the needs, especially in the south, where temperatures are rising at an unprecedented rate this year.

Agreements with the new government

A spokesman for the Ministry of Water Resources did not reveal the date of the visit.

As for resolving the water file with the Iranian side, Diab explained that there are promises after the formation of the Iranian government that there will be a very important visit to Iran, because of the need for understandings and technical talks for many outstanding points that need to be studied in a detailed technical manner in order to reach an acceptable base for making decisions. appropriate, he said.

A deficit in the billions

It is noteworthy that the water file in Iraq is one of the vital files that have recently affected many regions, as Iraqi President Barham Salih announced that 7 million Iraqis have been affected by drought and forced displacement.

He also called for a frank and constructive dialogue between Iraq, Turkey, Iran and Syria based on the principle of not harming any party and bearing joint responsibility, as he put it.

In addition, specialists have monitored a decline in the water level in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Iraq, due to the construction of dams in Turkey and Iran, which threatens Iraq with a water deficit that may reach more than 10 billion cubic meters annually by 2035.


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