Iranian general accuses Israel of stealing his country’s clouds, rain

  • Posted on: 16 July 2018
  • By: Presenters

Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali, head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organisation, yesterday told members of the press that Israel has been stealing Iran’s clouds while also working to ensure that whatever clouds do make it into Iranian air space are unable to release rain.

Relations between Iran and Israel have always been tense, but I doubt anyone imagined one side would go as far as to accuse the other of stealing their clouds.

Well, that’s exactly what happened yesterday, when, during a press conference, Iranian General Gholam Reza Jalali said that his country’s prolonged drought has been caused by foreign interference, more specifically by Israel and “another country”.

Jalali tried to back up his claims by citing a survey showing that all mountainous areas above 2,200 metres between Afghanistan and the Mediterranean are covered in snow, except those in Iran.