Iran thanks countries that sent humanitarian aid to flood victims
Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said the international humanitarian aid for the country's flood-affected people indicates a sense of responsibility, sympathy and solidarity between nations, according to IRNA.
According to the head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), Kuwait, Germany, Azerbaijan, France, Pakistan, Turkey, Armenia, South Korea, and Japan as well as the World Health Organization have so far delivered humanitarian aid to Iran.
However, the Iranian Red Crescent Society has repeatedly blamed the US sanctions against Iran for preventing foreign aid from reaching the country.
The head of IRCS, Ali Asghar Peyvandi, said that the International Red Cross Society (RCS) has approved 500,000 euros aid for the flood-stricken people in Iran, but the IRCS has not received it.
Furthermore, according to Peyvandi, EU's aid money has also not been deposited into the IRCS's bank account.
"We have told the RCS that the sanctions imposed on Tehran should not harm the Iranian people," Peyvandi asserted, adding, "We have urged RCS to pave the way for financial aid to reach Iran, in any way possible." ■