Iranian General accuses Israel of ‘cloud theft’, draws flak from country’s meteorological service

At a press conference, Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali, Iran’s Civil Defence Organisation’s head blamed Israel of ‘manipulating the weather’, reported AFP.

On Monday, he claimed Israel of guilty of ‘cloud theft’, saying, “The changing climate in Iran is suspect. Foreign interference is suspected to have played a role in climate change.” He said an Iranian scientific study authenticated his claims.

Quoting a survey that determined all mountainous areas above 2,200 metres between Afghanistan and the Mediterranean were covered in snow, except Iran, he said, “Israel and another country in the region have joint teams which work to ensure clouds entering Iranian skies are unable to release rain.”

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