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UN Ready to Assist Response Following Quake in Iran & Iraq

Published: Tue 14 Nov 2017 09:19 AM
UN Ready to Assist Response Efforts Following Quake in Iran & Iraq, Says Guterres
13 November 2017 – The United Nations stands ready to assist efforts to respond to the earthquake that struck Iran and Iraq on Sunday, the Organization's top official has said.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres “is deeply saddened by the loss of life and damage” following the quake that struck the border regions of the two countries, said a statement issued by his Spokesman, Stéphane Dujarric.
The statement said the Secretary-General conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families and to the Governments and people of Iran and Iraq, and wished those injured a speedy recovery. He also commended the local response efforts underway.
“The United Nations stands ready to assist if required,” read the statement.
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