Reconstructions in floodhit areas begin today under interior minister’s supervision/ Iran’s floods the worst historic test for US administration
Stating that the recent floods have posed many problems for the people, the President said, People in the floodstricken areas must not be concerned about the compensation of their losses.
Speaking at the meeting of the cabinet on Wednesday, Dr Hassan Rouhani said, The government will work hard to repair the damages and we will rebuild the destructions better than before by joining hands.
He also went on to say, Reconstructions in the floodhit areas will begin today under the supervision of the interior minister.
The President referred to the restoration of Lake Urmia, adding, This means that the lives of 15 million people is saved, because if the lake dried out, the entire northwestern region of the country would be affected by salt dust.
Appreciating the hard work of executive bodies during the floods, he said, Some of the work that was done by executive bodies was unprecedented in the world.
Dr Rouhani went on to appreciate Supreme Leader's positive response to the government for using credits from the National Development Fund to repair the damages.
Very good work has been done by the first vicepresident, interior ministry and other bodies for preparing the preliminary estimates of the damages done, he said.
President Rouhani added, Some departments such as ministries of Roads and Urban Development, Interior, Energy, Agriculture Jihad, Foreign Affairs, and Petroleum have done great job.
Stating that Iran's floods was the worst historic test for US administration, he said, The heads of US' regime showed their true nature. If they were wise, they would have announce that they would suspend sanctions because of the floods. Then the people may have believed that they were not against the people of Iran.
If the US did such as thing, it would be proved that what we said about the United States' malignancy and hostility towards the Iranian nation, but they did not let other people around the world to send their aids to Iran, said the President.
The continued, The recent floods and the hard work of the government and the armed forces to help people, and the people helping each other, as well as the US' reaction proved that we need to stand on our own feet for solving the problems and turning them into opportunities.
Source: Presidency of Islamic Republic of Iran