Armenia offers assistance to Iran after deadly earthquake

Armenia has offered to send rescue forces to Iran and provide other necessary assistance after a deadly 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the country.

Armenian Minister of Emergency Situations Felix Tsilakyan called Iran’s Deputy Ambassador to Armenia Mohammad Motaghi and asked to convey his condolences to the friendly people of Iran and the relatives of the victims. He also wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

The Minister offered to dispatch rescue forces to Iran and provide any other necessary assistance to help tackle the consequences of the disaster.

At least five people were killed and 120 others injured after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck northwestern Iran.

The quake was felt in Kapan, Meghri and Goris cities in Armenia’s Syunik Province, as well as Yeghegnadzoz, Vayk, Ararat and Yerevan.

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