Iran's minister of communications and information technology says internet balloons as well as emergency phone lines have been set up in flood-hit areas in west of the country.
Heavy floods that hit Iran over the past few weeks have displaced most of the unexploded landmines in Western provinces as the remnants of the war imposed by Iraq on Iran, and in turn have significantly raised the risk of their explosion.
Iran's foreign minister blasts his US counterpart over his "unprofessional" and "demagogic" comments about Tehran's response to the unprecedented flash floods that have hit two dozen Iranian provinces, reminding the US of its own failure in dealing with the aftermath of similar natural disasters over the past years.
UN Secretary General António Guterres has, in a message, expressed sympathy with the Iranian government and nation over the latest floods leaving the country with terrible devastation.
Top commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Ja’fari says the military unit will adopt further preemptive measures to cope with the floods engulfing the country to lessen the casualties and damages.
The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution has urged people to work in tandem with officials to ease the sufferings of those affected by floods across the country.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says no foreign citizen or Iranian national living abroad is able to send any relief aid to flood-hit people in Iran due to the US move to block all bank accounts of the Iranian Red Crescent Society.
Aid operations are underway in the Iranian city of Pol-e Dokhtar to save the lives of thousands of people stranded in the latest round of floods in the country.
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces has ordered all forces to conduct aid operations in most cities of west-central province of Lorestan, which has been hit hardly by fresh floods over past days.
Head of the Relief and Rescue Department of the Iranian Red Crescent Society says at least 23 Iranian provinces are still struggling with floods.