The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has dispatched a delegation to Iran to discover the possible sources of the massive attack by desert locusts on parts of the country over the past days, said head of the Iranian Plant Protection Organization.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has visited flood-hit areas in Lorestan and Khuzestan provinces in western and south-western Iran, vowing to compensate for the damages as soon as possible.
IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani has urged all popular forces who long to fight against terrorism in Syria to come to the flood-stricken regions in south-western Iran and help the affected people.
Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami has strongly slammed the US’ move to block the delivery of international humanitarian aid to flood-hit areas in Iran, describing it as another indication of the US officials’ evil approach and animosity towards the great nation of Iran.
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.
All public facilities and state bodies along with Armed Forces have been mobilized for dealing with the floods that hit and are expected to hit various parts of the country to ensure people’s safety.
Two Palestinian protesters have been killed and over 200 others wounded by the Israeli fire, as people in the besieged Gaza enclave hold massive rallies commemorating the Land Day and the first anniversary of the Great March of Return protests.