TEHRAN, June 14 (AFP) - Iran, suffering
from the fourth consecutive year of dought, has begun rationing water in
the southern and southeastern provinces of Bushehr and Sistan-Baluchistan,
state radio reported Thursday.
Gholam-Reza Manuchehri, who heads the
nation's water resource society, was quoted as saying water scarceness
had reached a "serious" state in eight of Iran's 28 provinces.
"The provinces of Teharn, Kerman,
Sistan-Baluchistan, Bushehr, Isfahan, Khorassan, Fars and Semnan are facing
a serious lack of water," said Manuchehri, who is also the deputy