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    ایران رود

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    Two suggested routes for Iranrud

    Iranrud which means Iran''s river was a plan to build a canal from Caspian sea to Indian Ocean. The Soviet Union, as having direct access to cold seas only, was very much eager to the realizition of this project because other ways to warm seas, the Strait of Istanbul and Dardanelles, were under the control of the NATO country Turkey.

    There were two main ideas about this project:

    • 1 Targets
      • 1.1 First plan
      • 1.2 Second plan
    • 2 History
    • 3 See also
    • 4 References


    In addition to get reach to oceans there was more reasons to build this canal.

    First plan

    Passing river through Lut would cause water reach to its thirsty ground.

    Second plan

    According to critical fall in Lake Urmia''s water levels, this plan could bring enough water to this lake.


    First time this plan has been written by Humaan Farzad in 1968. According to his plan some lake must be made between Persian gulf and Oman sea. Three places suggested: Jazmurian pit and two another places in Dasht-e Lut and Dasht-e Kavir.

    Many years later same plan suggested to Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who was prime minister at that time.

    Already professor Badi Badiozamani is working on this plan in the US.

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