IRCS dismisses dispatch of quake relief aid to Syria

IRNA – Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) rejected rumors it sent aid packages meant for quake-hit people in Kermanshah Province to the Syrian city of Albukamal, saying IRCS has focused on the affected people of the western Iranian province.

IRCS’ twitter account said that humanitarian aid irrespective of religion, race and nationality is admirable, but no aid cargo has been sent to Albukamal.

‘All IRCS’ consignments bear its emblem and reviewing the films and images will make it clear that there was not such a thing,’ it said.

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit Kermanshah Province in west of Iran on November 12, killing over 444 and wounding 12,386 people.