Apr 03, 2019 17:26 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Aug 31, 2019 10:59 Asia/Tehran]

Iran's National Crisis Management Committee meeting was held to discuss the recent floods, how the rescue and relief operations are going, and to reach out to the people.

Iran Press/ Iran news: Iran's minister of interior, Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said during Iran's National Crisis Management Committee meeting that the session is held after the meeting with the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday.

Rahmani Fazli who was chairing the session added that in Tuesday's meeting with the Leader several reports were submitted by Iran's first vice president Eshaq Jahangiri, the ministry of interior and the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic respectively.

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According to an Iran Press report, Rahmani Fazli further explained that during the meeting, the Leader issued guidelines and pieces of advice to all those present.

Rahmani Fazli went on to stress that the Leader has pointed to the most important fact, that is: "Soon the floods will come to an end, however, what will remain are the problems of ordinary flood-stricken people."

Furthermore, Rahmani Fazli emphasized that all of the organizations involved should take the necessary measures so that people's worries and concerns would be alleviated. He also said that everyone should help so that the operations are completed as soon as possible.

At least 62 people were killed in the flash floods that ravaged several parts of Iran over the last few days, the head of the Forensic Medicine Organization of Iran (FMOI) confirmed on Wednesday.

Floods have afflicted at least 26 of Iran’s 31 provinces over the past two weeks, states of emergency have been declared in several provinces and tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes.

Major floods have been reported in the provinces of Golestan, Mazandaran, Gilan, Kurdistan, Fars, Northern Khorasan, Kermanshah, Khuzestan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad as well as Sistan and Balouchestan. 101/211/203


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