Sanctions Hit Iran’s Hydroelectric Dams Plan

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Iran, thumbing its nose at U.S.-led economic sanctions, is to build the world’s tallest dam in the western province of Lorestan, with Chinese funding and expertise. 

The 315-meter-high dam on the Bakhtiari River in the Zagros Mountains, a tributary of the Dez River, will hold the Islamic Republic’s largest reservoir with a capacity of about 169 billion cubic feet of water.