[size=30]Officially.. Turkey ratifies the water agreement with Iraq[/size][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
The Minister of Resources, Mahdi Al-Hamdani, said in a press statement, followed by NRT Arabia, today, (October 14, 2021), that "the Turkish president ratified the memorandum of understanding signed between the Iraqi and Turkish sides," stressing that "the memorandum entered into force today," according to the official agency.
Al-Hamdani added, "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has officially informed us of the ratification of the memorandum," noting that "one of the terms of the agreement, which includes the launch of a fair and equitable share for Iraq through the Tigris and Euphrates rivers."
He continued, "There is a big positive turn in the Turkish way of dealing with Iraq in the water file," stressing that, "In a short period, the government succeeded in reaching understandings with Turkey that Iraq did not obtain for decades."
And he said: "There is a real political desire on the Turkish side to deal positively with the water file," noting that "so far there has been no positive cooperation from Iran, as a meeting was called for and we did not receive a response to it."
And he expressed his "hope for the cooperation of neighboring Iran with Iraq to overcome the water crisis, especially since the great damage was inflicted on Iraq, despite the agreement to share the damage."
He explained, "Water imports are zero from Iran towards Diyala, Al-Hawizeh Marsh and the Karun River, and this is a dangerous international precedent," noting that "Turkey and Syria cooperated with Iraq in sharing the damage."
On the other hand, the World Food Program ruled out the existence of a crisis of acute malnutrition in Iraq, stressing that the lack of rain and drought that Iraq suffered during the last season is the first of its kind in the past 40 years.
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