President calls for speedy relief operations in quake-stricken areas
President calls for speedy relief operations in quake-stricken areas
President Hassan Rouhani on Friday called for speedy relief operations in quake-stricken areas.

TEHRAN (Iran News) – In a telephone conversation with Governor-General of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Hossein Kalantari, President Rouhani stressed the need to use all the province’s capacities to advance relief operations in the quake-hit region and the need for temporary settlement of the people whose homes are damaged.

He said that due to the cold season, the relief workers should speed up services to the people of the earthquake-stricken areas.

A tremor measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted the cities of Yasuj and Sisakht in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province in the west of the country on Wednesday.

The quake occurred at 22:05 local time (19:05 GMT).

The strong earthquake cut the electricity and water network and caused damage to residential units.

President of the European Council Charles Michel had a call with President Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran on Thursday 18 February 2021.

They discussed the socio-economic and health impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and had an exchange of views on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA).

The President of the European Council highlighted the importance that the EU attaches to the full implementation of the JCPoA in the context of the global nuclear non-proliferation architecture. President Michel expressed concern over actions that constituted a departure from Iran’s commitments under the Agreement, including the announced decision to suspend the Additional Protocol. In this context, President Michel underlined the importance of continued cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, also in light of the upcoming visit of IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi to Iran.

President Michel indicated that preserving a space for diplomacy, underpinned by positive steps, was crucial at this stage.

The EU will continue to deploy efforts to facilitate the full implementation of the JCPoA and the return of the United States of America to the Agreement. Global peace, security, and economic development can only be achieved through multilateral action.

The state of bilateral relations, including human rights issues, was also discussed as well as the importance of global solidarity and international cooperation in combatting the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • source : IRNA