The Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Monday expressed Tehran’s deepest sympathy for Afghanistan, Pakistan and India over a powerful earthquake that left many people in these countries dead, voicing Iran’s readiness to help in relief and rescue operations in the quake-stricken areas.
Marzieh Afkham offered Iran’s condolences to the governments and nations of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India on the quake casualties.
Expressing hope that the death toll would remain at the lowest, Afkham said that Iran is ready to provide humanitarian and relief assistance for the quake-hit areas and wished those injured a swift recovery.
Over 180 people were killed in a 7.5-magnitude earthquake that struck northeastern Afghanistan and Pakistan earlier on Monday.
Tremors from the quake were also felt in northern India and Tajikistan.
The earthquake’s epicenter was in the mountainous Hindu Kush region, 76km (45 miles) south of Faizabad.