Iraq Delegation For Water Share Negotiations With Iran, Turkey

14 Sep 2020 by Local Press Report

The Iraqi Foreign Relations Committee in Parliament formed a special delegation headed by the Minister of Water Resources, Mahdi Rashid Al-Hamdani, to resolve the water file with Iran and Turkey. “The negotiations delegation will seek to have serious solutions to releasing the shared water, and not establishing more dams, which have turned a number of regions in Iraq into deserts, as well as cut off a lot of water from agricultural areas,” said the committee’s rapporteur, MP Iqbal Abdul Hussein. The committee stressed on the importance that the negotiating team succeeds in resolving the water crisis and using economic relations “as a means to pressure Iran and Turkey” to resolve the water file.