Iran FM expresses sympathy to Afghans after deadly earthquake
TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has expressed sympathy to the Afghan people following the deadly earthquake that claimed the lives of hundreds of Afghans.
“In the tradition of good neighborliness and brotherhood, we support the honorable and patient people of Afghanistan in these difficult times,” Amir Abdollahian wrote on Twitter.
He added, “I offer my condolences to the families of the earthquake victims and pray for divine mercy for the deceased and a speedy recovery for the injured. Shipments of humanitarian supplies from the Islamic Republic of Iran will be delivered promptly to Afghanistan.
In addition, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi offered his condolences following the earthquake in Afghanistan. In a message Thursday, he said years of U.S. occupation of Afghanistan have prevented it from developing its urban and rural infrastructure and that problem has made rescue efforts even more difficult. He also said he had asked the Iranian Red Crescent Society to use everything in its power to help the earthquake-stricken Afghan people.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh also sent a message of sympathy to the Afghan people following the deadly earthquake in the country.
Khatibzadeh expressed the deep regrets and sadness of the Iranian government and people towards the friendly and brotherly nation of Afghanistan, according to the Iranian Foreign Ministry.
The spokesperson prayed for God’s mercy for those who lost their lives in the tragic natural disaster and expressed sympathy to the bereaved families while praying for the injured to recover.
Khatibzadeh also expressed Iran’s readiness to provide any kind of necessary assistance to people affected by the quake.