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An Iranian news website Tabnak is reporting that citizens in the cities of Abadan and Khoramshahr have found a creative way to protest the poor quality of drinking water in their cities, which is said to be very salty and undrinkable.

Tabnak reports that a number of citizens in the two southwestern cities have recorded Ahmadinejad's voice promising to solve the problem and set it as their mobile phone ring tones.

Ahmadinejad reportedly said during a trip to Abadan and Khoramshahr in December 2008 that if the drinking-water problems were not solved he will make Iran's Energy Minister Parviz Fatah fix them himself.

According to Tabnak, people in those cities have said that in the upcoming presidential election they will vote for the candidate who will be committed to solving the water problem

-- Golnaz Esfandiari

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