Azerbaijan, Baku, Sep.17/ Trend F.Milad/
Precipitations have decreased to the lowest level since the past five years in the central parts of Iran, causing drought in the region, director of the department for water and wastewater affairs at the ministry of energy Alireza Dayemi stated today.
"The average annual rainfall has dropped from 251 millimeters to 200 millimeters," Alireza Dayemi told the Mehr news agency.
"The irregular exploitation of underground and surface waters is also another reason for the drought in the central parts of the country," he said.
President Ahmadinejad said on Friday that climate change partly caused drought in Iran but the enemy has started a "war" against Iran by destroying the rain clouds before they reach the country.
"However, in this war Iran will win over the enemy again," the president said.