More world leaders rush to condole Iran over quake death toll
Leaders and senior officials of different world states extended their condolences to the Iranian government and people, specially those who have lost their beloved ones in the deadly earthquake in western Iran on Sunday.
A strong earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale rattled all cities and towns along Iran's western border with Iraq on Sunday, killing at least 430 people and wounding over 7,718 others.
Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon, Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev, Omani King Qaboos bin Said al Said, Pope Francis, Director-General of Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) Abdulaziz bin Othman Altwaijri, Iraqi Cultural Attache in Iran Yasser Abdolzahra al-Hojaj, Leader of the Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon Walid Bey Jumblatt and US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert in separate messages on Tuesday extended their condolences to Iran over the devastating quake, stressing preparedness to send humanitarian aid and help the rescue operations.
Similar messages were received on Monday from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Russian President Vladimir Putin, EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the German foreign ministry and the Russian embassy in Tehran.
Syrian President Basha Al-Assad, Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Afghan Chief Executive of the Administration Abdullah Abdullah, Azerbaijan President Elham Aliyev, Chairman of the UN General Assembly Miroslav Lajčák, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif and senior officials of France, Estonia, Croatia, Lithuania, Norway and a host of other nations have also sent similar messages of condolence and offered assistance.