The economic cartels of the Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and individuals affiliated with it have extensively exploited Iran’s surface and underground water resources.

Experts within the regime have issued warnings that Iran’s water reserves will be completely depleted in the coming years, leading to a state of ‘water bankruptcy.’

Despite Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s persistent threats to other countries, claiming their demise within 25 years, the regime’s Chamber of Commerce acknowledged on November 12th last year that the current approach to water management makes it hard to envision the survival of any living organisms in Iran for the next 20 years.

The regime’s officials have tried to attribute the water crisis solely to climate change. However, concrete evidence and official statistics disprove these deceitful claims.

A notable example is the comparison between Iran’s Lake Urmia and Turkey’s Lake Van, which are just 160 kilometers apart and experience similar climates.

While one lake is dried up, the other remains as it was. Likewise, Armenia’s Sevan Lake, located approximately 200 kilometers away, has fared differently compared to Urmia.

According to the Rio de Janeiro Accord of 1992, countries are allowed to use only 40% of their renewable water resources.

However, statistics indicate that water consumption in Iran exceeds even 100%. This reflects the extensive destruction that deprives future generations of Iran of their environment. Aware that they have no future, the regime intensifies its predatory activities.

Employing various methods to profit from water, they engage in water exports, misuse water in exclusive industries, and oversee extensive agricultural projects controlled by the IRGC.

Astonishingly, the agricultural sector accounts for 90% of Iran’s water consumption, largely driven by unscientific practices rooted in traditions from thousands of years ago. Most of the water used in these practices goes to waste, with no economic justification.

In fact, the water expenditure for these productions often surpasses the income they generate, highlighting further misuse.

The deteriorating water supply network leads to the wastage of over one billion cubic meters of water out of a total of 7 to 8 billion cubic meters. Yet, the regime merely puts pressure on the population to consume less while raising the price of water.

Unfortunately, most water-intensive industries, such as steel, iron smelting, and petrochemicals, are concentrated in the arid central regions of Iran, particularly Isfahan and Arak. The expansion of these industries lacks a scientific foundation and perpetuates the same folly.

Moreover, the unscientific and erroneous construction of dams has played a significant role in the depletion of Iran’s wetlands, lakes, rivers, meadows, and forests. The number of dams has increased from 30 in 1979 to 1330, exacerbating the process of drying up.

This pattern has also resulted in soil erosion, which is the source of life. Startling statistics reveal that land subsidence throughout Iran’s plains is up to seven times the global average, equivalent to 20 centimeters per year.

Most alarmingly, approximately 24 million Iranians now reside in dangerously unstable ground, leaving them vulnerable to unimaginable disasters in the event of an earthquake.

Furthermore, in addition to drought, the destruction of vegetation and soil erosion have led to floods that cause extensive damage to both the population and agriculture. The regime never reports the precise number of casualties or the extent of destruction caused by these floods.

Today, it is widely known how the IRGC, through dam construction and water-related industries, has not only devastated the environment but also exploited Iran’s wealth and resources.

In an alleged “equitable” distribution, Khamenei has entrusted the control of the country’s water resources and dams to the IRGC, while the government oversees the monopoly of wells.