President orders immediate assistance to flood hit villages

Tehran, April 15, IRNA – Calling the First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri, President Hassan Rouhani ordered mobilization of the resources available to help villagers hit by floods in Iran.

The President made the phone call on Thursday from Istanbul, Turkey, where he is attending the OIC Summit.

Rouhani was briefed on the latest measures taken in Khuzestan, Ilam, Lorestan and West Azarbaijan provinces to help the people affected by floods.

Stressing the use of all capacities available for managing the floods, President Rouhani underlined notifying the people in a timely way and urged all managers in the aforementioned provinces to cooperate with the relevant authorities.

Jahangiri briefed the President on the extraordinary meeting of the Crisis Management Headquarters and the measures taken by governors offices and the ministries of roads and urban development and energy.