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UN Ready to Assist Response Following Quake in Iran & Iraq

UN Ready to Assist Response Efforts Following Quake in Iran & Iraq, Says Guterres


13 November 2017 – The United Nations stands ready to assist efforts to respond to the earthquake that struck Iran and Iraq on Sunday, the Organization's top official has said.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres “is deeply saddened by the loss of life and damage” following the quake that struck the border regions of the two countries, said a statement issued by his Spokesman, Stéphane Dujarric.

The statement said the Secretary-General conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families and to the Governments and people of Iran and Iraq, and wished those injured a speedy recovery. He also commended the local response efforts underway.

“The United Nations stands ready to assist if required,” read the statement.


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