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At least 348 people were killed and almost 6,500 others injured after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Iran’s border with Iraq, authorities said Monday.
The German Foreign Minister sent a message to the US, saying they agreed with France and Britain on the continuation of the nuclear deal with Iran.
Iran’s Leader has praised the authorities who organized the “glorious and marvellous” Arba’een ceremonies, particularly the Iraqi government and security forces.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani assigned the vice president on Monday to oversee a national disaster response to the last night’s powerful earthquake in the country’s western provinces which has killed more than 210 people so far.
Iran said on Monday that it does not interfere in Lebanon and that comments on Sunday by Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanese prime minister nine days ago, gave hope he would soon return to his country, state TV reported.
Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari along with his forces rushed to quake-hit areas west of Iran on Monday after a strong earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck the regions.
Sunday night’s earthquake in Iran on the border with Iraq left more than 300 dead, according to the media. Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered condolences to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Iraqi President Fuad Masum over heavy casualties and destruction caused by a strong earthquake in the west of the country.
Saudi Arabia has called for an urgent meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo next week to discuss Iran’s role in the region, an official league source told Egypt’s MENA state news agency on Sunday.
FM Spokesman Ghasemi said Mon. that French President Emanuel Macron will visit Iran by the end of 2017 to bridge the gap between the two sides’ positions on Iran’s missile program, among other objectives of his visit.
British Foreign Secretary voiced condolences over the deadly earthquake in western Iran which resulted in killing of hundreds of people and injuring thousands of others.