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Floods in Iran – Waters reaching further south into Khuzestan Province

Three rivers of Karkheh, Dez and Karun are reported as critical
Three rivers of Karkheh, Dez and Karun are reported as critical

Reported by PMOI/MEK

 

Iran, April 4, 3019 - Destruction is spreading across Iran as the ruling mullahs’ regime fails to provide any adequate aid to tens of thousands of people across numerous provinces hit with massive floods. This continuation of 40 years of disastrous policies implemented by the mullahs has plundered this rich country of its resources while forcing utter poverty for over 80 percent of the Iranian people.

Waters of Dez River in Khuzestan Province rushed into many sugarcane farms on Wednesday, inflicting severe damage to many local farmers. Water levels have risen to such an extent that the entire Jazeere Park in Ahvaz, the capital of Khuzestan Province, is under water.

Conditions for villages are literally unbearable. More than 100 locals of the Khalife Heydar village near Shush, southwest Iran, are completely surrounded by floodwaters for four days now and authorities have not sent any aid even with boats.

Reports indicate the water pressure exiting Karkheh Dam of Khuzestan Province has reached its full capacity and there are even reports of Ahvaz locals complaining of sewage waters erupting, creating small lakes of filth in various parts of the city.

Even the regime’s own officials are protesting.

“We have no news of 60 villages. Officials said they would launch a field hospital, yet no such action has been taken. There is no sign of any emergency units. A number of helicopters came and went, none sitting in Mamulan,” said the Friday prayer imam of this town in Lorestan Province, western Iran. Friday prayer imams are known as representatives of the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in every city, town and village.

Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), is accusing the mullahs’ regime of cloaking the true scope of this national catastrophe.

 

 

 

 

The regime’s failure to respond and provide adequate aid following these devastating floods are resulting in growing anger among the Iranian people.

Ahmad Khadem, a senior official of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), visited the city of Ahvaz on Wednesday, only to be confronted by a wave of angry locals shouting, “Get lost!” He and his bodyguards were forced to flee the scene.

 

 

Iranians are ridiculing these officials on social media, saying these visits are coming after much delay and still resulting in no aid at all. This IRGC official actually intended to supervise the opening of various flood dams to direct floodwaters into people’s farmlands and away from IRGC-controlled oil fields and facilities.

It is worth noting that on Tuesday former IRGC chief Mohsen Rezaie, now secretary of the regime’s Expediency Discernment Council, paid a farce visit to flood-hit city of Poledokhtar in Lorestan Province, western Iran. The locals, who have literally lost everything during the recent flood disaster resulting from the mullahs’ destructive policies, showed their utter anger and “welcomed” him with a wave of protests.

“What are you looking for here? Get lost! (Inaudible). You have no dignity. Get lost! Get your selfies… and get lost!” a voice in the crowd was heard saying.

Flash floods overtake Iran's provinces including Golestan and Mazandaran provinces in the north in March 2019. At the beginning of the Iranian “Nowruz” (New Year) celebrations, Golestan and Mazandaran provinces face one of the worst floods in their history.