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