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Asefi terms as "human" US aid to Iranian quake-hit people

IRNA

Tehran, Jan 2, IRNA -- Spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry Hamid
Reza Asefi here Friday termed as "human" the United States` action to 
provide aid to the quake-hit people of Bam, southeast Iran. 
Reacting to the US move to send a team to bring humanitarian 
assistance to the tremor-ruined city of Bam, Asefi said Washington`s 
act to help the quake-hit masses was praiseworthy. 
As a matter of fact, the United States has moved alongside many 
other states to bring a remedy to the quake survivors and the Iranian 
government has already welcomed and praised the US action in this 
regard. 
Asefi said as providing aid to the people affected by the such 
natural disasters is of purely human nature, the Iranian government 
wants that such aid continues regardless of political considerations. 
Sixty US medical specialists, including seven surgeons, proceeded 
to set up a field hospital in the center of the Bam city, where only a
few buildings have been left standing, to provide emergency medical 
services to the injured survivors. 
Relief aid from over 40 countries and international organizations 
have been sent to the quake-hit city of Bam, southeastern Iran to help
the quake survivors. 
The relief aid from the United Nations as well as the European 
Commission have been transferred to Bam by plane as the army of the 
Islamic Republic of Iran as well as Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps
have allocated planes to transfer the necessary relief consignments 
to the city of Bam, devastated by earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 
on Richter scale last Friday. 
More than 30,000 people perished by the lethal earth tremor. 
HB/214 
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