November 20, The Iran Project – Strong 7.3 magnitude earthquake jolting Western Iran, damages villages; Iranian deputy FM Hossein Jaberi Ansari visit to Syria and Turkey and meeting with senior officials; Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif travel to Turkey exchanging view with Lavrov, Cavusoglu on Syria and Iranians marking martyrdom anniversary of 8th Shia imam dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (Nov 13–Nov 19).
Strong 7.3 magnitude earthquake jolts Western Iran, damages villages
A massive earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale has rattled west of Iran along the country’s border with Iraq, initial reports said a number of villages were damaged. Media reports said several people have also lost their lives in Iran’s western areas.
Rescue, relief efforts underway in Iran after big earthquake
Medical and rescue teams have hurried to help people in Sarpol-e Zahab, a western Iranian city hit worst by a massive earthquake that has killed around 350 people by Monday noon local time.
Pres. Rouhani in Kermanshah to assess quake damage
President Hassan Rouhani has arrived in Kermanshah province in western Iran to assess the amount of damage that the devastating earthquake has left on the people and their houses.
Traumatized people look for aid in quake-hit areas in western Iran
Thousands of residents in Sarpol-e Zahab, a city in Iran’s western province of Kermanshah hit worst by a massive earthquake on November 12, have been made homeless and lost their relatives as people in the quake-hit areas experienced a cold night.
Leader receives heads of 3 govt. branches
The Leader of the Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei met with the heads from three branches of power and other officials in Iran on Tuesday.
Many villagers left with nothing after earthquake in west Iran
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Iran’s western province of Kermanshah on Sunday night has killed more than 470 people, inflicting heavy damages on the rural areas near the city of Sarpol-e Zahab.
Iran Earthquake: Rubble removal in progress after 3 days
Three days after a massive earthquake that struck western Iran on November 12, people in Sarpol-e Zahab, a city in the province of Kermanshah hit worst by the quake, are recovering from the shock of loss of relatives and destruction of their houses.
Baby Taken Out of Rubble Alive after 3 Days
A little baby was taken out of the rubble alive almost 48 hours after a strong quake devastated several cities and villages of Iran’s Kermanshah province on Sunday night, leaving at least 435 people dead and over 9,000 wounded.
Iranian deputy FM meets Syrian President Assad
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday in Damascus.
Iranian, Russian, Turkish FMs meet in Antalya
Iranian, Russian and Turkish foreign ministers on Sunday attended a tripartite meeting on Syria crisis. Foreign Ministers of Iran Mohammad-Javad Zarif, of Russia, Sergei Lavrov and of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu attended the meeting in Antalya, Turkey.
Ayatollah Khamenei pays a visit to earthquake-stricken areas
Ayatollah Khamenei—the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution—traveled to Kermanshah Province this morning, Monday November 20, 201 to meet with the grieved people of the earthquake-stricken areas.
Zarif meets with UN envoy for Afghanistan
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with UN Special Representative for Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto in Tehran.