Iran Among 15 Countries with Rich Mineral Resources
Deputy minister of industry, mine and trade said Iran is among the 15 top countries in terms of enjoying mineral resources, IRNA reports.
Speaking in a local gathering, Mohammad-Taqi Korei said Iran enjoys more that one percent of global mineral resources while accessing to one percent of the world's land areas.
'At least 32 out of 42 natural hazards, including earthquakes, happen in Iran,' he said.
As per the international norms, if the exploitation activities take place at depth of 150 meters, the figure could be trippled in near future, Korei concluded.