Rasa – Hujjat al-Islam Pejmanfar stressed the need for serious monitoring of the ‎performance of the officials in the area of crisis management and said, “We must not easily ‎overlook the negligence and failures of some of the officials in regard to crisis management.”‎

RNA – In an interview with Rasa News Agency, Hujjat al-Islam Nasrollah Pejmanfar, the ‎representative of the people of Mashhad in the Islamic Consultative Assembly, stressed the ‎urgent need for officials to deal with natural disasters in a timely manner and said, “The ‎officials must take measures that minimize damage to the people during natural disasters.”‎

The member of the Islamic Consultative Commission on Cultural Affairs added, ‎‎“Unfortunately, one of the problems in the crisis management in the country is that there is ‎no mechanism to decisively deal with those who are negligent in crisis management‎ and ‎respond to them.”‎
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He stated, “Today, we see that some departments, whose task was to prevent potential ‎damage from natural disasters, but they didn’t perform any of their duties. For example, ‎some departments have the task to dredge the rivers but they haven’t fulfilled this duty. ‎Today, we see that a flood has come and the rivers have overflowed and have caused a lot ‎of damage.”‎

Hujjat al-Islam Pejmanfar‎ expressed his satisfaction and hope that the judiciary would be ‎deal with the violators of the Crisis Management Administration in a decisive manner and ‎said, “Today, the will of the new judiciary has been formed to deal with the offenders. ‎Therefore, judicial officials must take this approach seriously and deal seriously with those ‎who fail to perform their duties.”‎

He expressed his regret and sympathy with the victims of the flood incident in Shiraz and in ‎Fars province and other provinces of the country and added, “The judiciary must seriously ‎enter the issue of dredging the river [Rudkhaneh-ye Khoshk] in a serious manner. If different ‎departments, such as the Shiraz municipality and other departments, have failed and have ‎been negligent, they must be dealt with in a serious manner.”‎
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Hujjat al-Islam Pejmanfar emphasized that the failure of the executive officials in managing ‎the crisis must not be easily overlooked and also stressed upon the necessity for the officials ‎who failed to fulfill their duties to be held accountable and said, “The executive officials of ‎the country must take into account the climatic conditions of the country and have a plan for ‎each region so that we suffer the least amount of damage during natural disasters.”‎

At least 57 people have been killed in the past two weeks in floods and extreme weather ‎conditions in various Iranian provinces, from north to south, following the heaviest ‎downpours in the country in at least a decade.‎

Iran has announced a state of emergency in several provinces threatened by flooding and ‎forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes in the affected provinces, ‎where dozens of villages have been evacuated already.‎

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Source by [Rasa News Agency]