Iran’s Rouhani says committed to compensating for flood damages

Tasnim – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his administration is committed to making up for the damages inflicted on people across the country as a result of recent floods.

Speaking at a cabinet session in Tehran on Sunday, Rouhani expressed his gratitude to the crisis management headquarters, the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), Iranian Army, and Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as well as popular forces who rushed to help the flood-stricken people.

He further called on all governmental organizations to help the people to return to their normal lives.

Rouhani also reiterated his administration’s commitment to swift action to compensate for damages inflicted on flood victims in accordance with the decisions adopted at the previous meeting of the cabinet ministers.

Amid unprecedented torrential rains in northern, western and southwestern Iran, the military forces have mobilized efforts to help people trapped in the flood-affected areas and evacuate residents in the regions with an emergency situation.

Record spring rainfall that has battered Iran in the past weeks caused serious flooding in many areas, mainly the provinces of Golestan, Lorestan, Khuzestan, Fars and Ilam, forcing thousands to leave their homes.

While residents in some western areas are still in need of relief aid, the Army Ground Force, the IRGC, and Basij have deployed forces, heavy military machinery, aircraft and boats to the disaster zones.

The death toll in the disaster has reached 67.