Ahmadinejad: Europe Stealing Our Rain

West using 'special equipment' on clouds to cause droughts
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2011 2:36 PM CDT
Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Europe Is Stealing Our Rainclouds
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has another conspiracy theory up his sleeve.   (AP Photo/Presidency Office, Rouzbeh Jadidoleslam, HO)

(Newser) Conspiracy theorist Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is at it again: He says Europe is hijacking Iran's rainclouds. "Western countries have designed plans to cause drought in certain areas of the world, including Iran," the state news agency quoted him as saying at the inauguration of a dam. "European countries are using special equipment to force clouds to dump" their water and to prevent the clouds from "reaching regional countries, including Iran." Best part: The Telegraph says it began raining "moments" after his speech. (Read more Iran stories.)

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