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UAE, Iran to cooperate to fight dust storms

Dust storms in the region have been severe.
A picture taken on February 18, 2017, shows a general view of a bridge in the Iranian city of Ahvaz during a sandstorm.

The United Arab Emirates and Iran are planning to work together to fight worsening dust storms in the region. 

The environment ministries in both countries will sign a memorandum of understanding tomorrow to exchange expertise on combating dust and sand storms. The agreement follows a decree by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on the need for diplomacy in the mitigation of the storms, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported. 

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