Saeed Khatibzada, a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, expressed sympathy for the Afghan people and government in light of the terrible earthquake that struck southeastern Afghanistan, according to the official news agency of the Islamic Republic of Iran, IRNA.

The Iranian media also reported that Mohammad Hassan Nami, the head of Iran’s Crisis Management Organization, stated that the Iranian agency was completely prepared to aid earthquake victims in Afghanistan.

Khatibzada conveyed his sincere condolences to his Afghan people and hoped for the victims’ departed souls to find eternal peace while also wishing for the well-being of those who had been wounded.

Iran has consigned two airplanes carrying humanitarian aid to the people in the earthquake-affected areas in southeastern Afghanistan, according to an announcement made by the Iranian embassy in Kabul following the fatal earthquake that struck Afghanistan’s Paktika and Host province on Wednesday.

Additionally, pursuant to the Iranian minister’s instruction, Iran’s crisis management teams are on high alert and prepared to send teams to Afghanistan if necessary, according to the Head of Crisis Management Organization in an interview with the Iranian media.

At the same time, the Iranian Red Crescent Society declared its preparedness to aid the victims as well.

Nearly 1,000 people have been killed and nearly 1,500 injured as a result of an earthquake that struck Afghanistan’s south-eastern regions, mainly Khost and Paktika, last night.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).