Water Conflicts Can Be Resolved

Water Conflicts Can Be Resolved Water Conflicts Can Be Resolved

Water is like a double-edged sword that can be a catalyst for peace, help countries build cordial ties and settle differences, but also can create conflicts leading to war.
Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian made the statement last week in Tehran during the third annual convention of Iranian Peace Studies Scientific Association, ILNA reported.
Water ownership, management and use have joined the list of the most critical problems in the world, especially in the Middle East. Nonetheless, the number of water-related agreements among countries (for example between Iran and Afghanistan or Turkey) shows that the same concern can also help regional states resolve their differences through dialogue, he was quoted as saying.
“Given its geopolitical proximity (Caspian Sea to the north and Persian Gulf in the south), Iran has almost always been exposed to international water conflicts.”


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