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Iran FM Rejects Pompeo’s ‘Demagogic’ Flood Remarks

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 Chief Sympathizes with Iran over Deadly Floods

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.

IRGC Says Its Relief Operations to Gain Momentum in Flood-Hit Areas

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.

Iran’s Leader Urges Closer Cooperation to Help Flood Victims

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.

Armenia Says Ready to Assist Iran amid Deadly Flooding

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has sent condolences and offered help over the tragic flash floods in Iran which have so far claimed the lives of 26 people.

Search, Aid Operations Underway in Iran’s Flood-Hit Areas

Search and rescue work is underway in several Iranian provinces as flash floods have struck much of the country in recent days.

Five Killed after Chopper Crash in Southwestern Iran

An Iranian copter operated by the country’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has gone down in the southwest of the country during a rescue operation, leaving five people dead.

Iran’s Red Crescent Opens Company in Switzerland for Medicine Imports

The Iranian Red Crescent Society says it has established a company in Switzerland to transfer pharmaceuticals to Iran more easily in the wake of the US sanctions.

Iran, Red Cross Discuss US Sanctions on Food, Medicine

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is on an official visit to the Swiss city of Geneva, held talks with Peter Mauer, the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Iran President Orders Swift Efforts to Help Quake-Hit People

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani has called for all-out efforts to provide assistance to those affected by a powerful earthquake in western Kermanshah Province, which left over 700 people injured.

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