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Iran's Raisi links regional dust storms to Western hegemony

Tehran recently hosted a regional summit on addressing the dust storms that have ravaged the area over the past two years.  
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Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi accused Western powers of playing into the destruction of environment by tapping into the Middle East's natural resources.

Raisi was addressing a regional summit in Tehran that brought together environment chiefs from 11 countries, including Iraq, Syria and Turkey. The conference is focused on delivering solutions for regional environmental crises, particularly severe dust storms, with which the region is currently grappling.  

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