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Why Iranian authorities failed to minimize flood damage

Al-Monitor – Poor crisis management in the aftermath of the recent floods in Iran has highlighted the weaknesses of management in the country. In fact, deficiencies have become apparent on all levels — whether it’s crisis prevention and management, or lack of coordination and clarity of responsibilities among various state organs. But before discussing some of the shortcomings, it is …

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Debate emerges as Iraqi forces enter Iran to aid flood relief

Al-Monitor – Iran’s ambassador to Iraq confirmed on April 12 that hundreds of members of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) entered Iran to help with flood relief. According to Ambassador Iraj Masjedi, the PMU, which was formed in response to a 2014 religious edict issued by Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani to defend Iraq against the Islamic State, entered the …

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Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, A World Heritage Site, Unaffected By Flooding

PayvandN\ews – Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, a UNESCO-registered ensemble in southwest Iran which is known as a ‘masterpiece of creative genius’, has not been affected by flash floods and heavy rainfall that stroke almost all of the country in the past weeks. “Fortunately, up to the moment, no major damage has been caused to the World Heritage site of Shushtar …

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Star Streets: Tehran to name places after contemporary artists

IRNA – Tehran City Council wants to name the Iranian capital’s streets after the contemporary artists who have won the hearts and minds of their nation. The Iranians believe he who dies only his body leaves this world, but his memory will remain alive and Tehran City Council is planning to take this belief to another level. The city councilors …

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Structures Built By Army And Police Intensified Deadly Flash Floods

Radiofarda – An barrier by the army as well as a leisure and entertainment complex recently built by police in the city of Shiraz have been singled out as factors that intensified the recent deadly flash floods in the ancient city, southern Iran. In its report on the deadly flood, the fact-finding committee of the city council of Shiraz says, …

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