Basij, the so-called Iranian "people's police," called on the Iranian people to gather together and read a prayer for rain, the Fars news agency reported.
Dec. 1-2 were declared non-working days in all institutions and organizations, banks, schools and universities in the Iranian capital of Tehran and the cities of Ray and Shimaranat due to excessive air pollution. Excessive pollution has been observed for two weeks.
Water will be sprayed by aircrafts to reduce air pollution within five days in Tehran from Dec. 7, said Ali Ashrafpur, the head of the Tehran Province Ecology Department.
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