Turkish FM offers condolences to Iranian FM after quake
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu offered condolences to his Iranian counterpart Javaad Zarif in a phone conversation on Nov. 13 for the victims of a powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake that hit the region late on Nov. 12.
Çavuşoğlu told Zarif that Turkey is ready to provide “all means of help” to Iran, a Foreign Ministry official said after the conversation.
The earthquake hit around 32 kilometers (20 miles) southwest of the Iraqi city of Halabja at 9.15 p.m. Iraqi time, the U.S. Geological Survey stated.
Iran’s Fars news agency reported that at least 328 people were dead and around 4,000 others injured in Iran, with most casualties taking place in the city of Kermanshah. The death toll is expected to rise.