Iranians call for soft power now to head off future water crises

At a conference on water, Iranian officials called for moving to resolve potential water disputes with neighbors peacefully, in light of expected drought and other water problems.

Abandoned boats in Sikh Sar village sit on dry land at the Hamoun wetlands near Zabol town, in the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan-Baluchistan bordering Afghanistan, Feb. 2, 2015.GETTY/Behrouz Mehri

A senior military adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called Feb. 27 for talks with Iraq and Afghanistan on

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