TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (Press Shia Agency) – Addressing cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Iranian President Rouhani touched upon the Sunday quake in western Iran, US role in the ME, and the Lebanese crisis.
“A huge earthquake, which was quite unprecedented, measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale, struck the western regions of the country including Kermanshah province,” President Hassan Rouhani opened his address to government cabinet on Wednesday.
He made the remarks one day after paying visit to quake-hit areas where he met with victims’ families and visited hospitals to get updated about the latest status of rescue efforts in Kermanshah Province.
The late Sunday earthquake which hit mainly villages and cities in Kermanshah province has claimed the lives of around 400 people and left around 9000 injured and wounded.
President Rouhani continued that occurrence of such earthquakes will be harmful and dangerous for any country in the world entailing huge problems adding, “In our country also many villages have been seriously affected by the disaster.”
“Incidents like earthquake have lessons for all of us how to help each other and stay together,” said the Iranian top executive.
Offering gratitude to the philanthropic sympathies and helps extended by Iranians for the quake-struck compatriots, Mr. Rouhani said, “On such occasions, it is important to keep our comradeship, brotherhood, patriotism, and love for Islam and the brave, devote, and heroic people of Kermanshah were pioneers in this regard.”
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