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Publish Date: 9:38 - 14 November 2017
TEHRAN, November 14 - Iran’s FM appreciated international sympathy and readiness to help earthquake-struck people of southern Iran.

Zarif appreciates int. preparedness to aid Iran’s earthquake-struck

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - In a tweet post Zarif then announced that Iran can manage the crisis with its own resources and will seek help if necessary.

Countries including Germany, France, Canada, Armenia, Estonia, Norway, Croatia, Lithuania, and Latvia expressing condolences over the deadly quake in Iran in statements of through Twitter accounts.

Meanwhile, the president of the UN General Assembly also condoled with Iranian people over the deadly quake in western Iranian provinces.

In a post on his official Twitter account, Miroslav Lajčák expressed his concern about the rising death toll from the earthquake, which hit the border area between Iran and Iraq on Sunday, noting that the General Assembly stood with governments of both countries and quake survivors.

A huge earthquake of 7.3-magnitude occurred at around 09:18 pm local time on Sunday (0010 GMT on Monday), was 32 kilometers south of the Iraqi city of Halabja, in Iraqi Kurdistan, and just across the border from Iran, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Zarif appreciates int. preparedness to aid Iran’s earthquake-struck

But the highest casualties occurred in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab, in Iran’s Kermanshah Province.

According to official tallies, 445 Iranians were confirmed dead as of Monday afternoon. Over 7,156 others were also injured.

Reports said 11 people had been killed in Iraq. Some 130 Iraqis were also injured.

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