ABU DHABI United Arab Emirates — Iranian officials have worried for years that other nations have been depriving them of one of their vital water sources. But it was not an upstream dam that they were worrying about or an aquifer being bled dry.
In 2018 amid a searing drought and rising temperatures some senior officials concluded that someone was stealing their water from the clouds.
“Both Israel and another country are working to make Iranian clouds not rain ” Brig. Gen. Gholan Reza Jalali a senior official in the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guards Corps said in a 2018 speech.