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Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjami Netanyahu for his video message on water shortage in Iran, stressing that the country does not need Israel's technologies for water treatment.

"The prime minister of this regime (Israel) or any other person who claims to have the ability to manage water resources is aware that Iran is among the countries whose several-thousand-year record of water management has been recognized and we can be a source for other world regions in this regard and promote methods to cope with water shortage and optimum use of water," Ardakanian told reporters at the end of a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday.

He added that Iran is an official member of the international community and naturally has enough access to tools and technologies in this regard without any limitation.

In a video address published on his official YouTube channel, Netanyahu announced that Israel has created a special website in Farsi dedicated to projects related to water resources management, water conservation and other issues such as irrigation for the Iranians to learn from it.

After his message, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi blasted the crimes committed by Israel against the Palestinian people, and said Tehran does not need Netanyahu's "magic tricks" to resolve water shortage problem.

Qassemi blasted his remarks on Monday, calling Netanyahu a "deceitful showman" whose comments should not be taken seriously.

"It is not the first time that he makes such remarks. He had better stop massacre of the Palestinian people and crimes which are committed every day," he added.

Qassemi underlined that the Iranian people and government are capable enough to resolve their problems and "they do not need such magic tricks".

He added that Netanyahu's "childish behavior" can be the result of his failure to attract support of the three European countries for the US withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

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