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Supreme Leader urges more facilities for floodhit areas

Tehran, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in an order to Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces MajorGeneral MohammadHossein Baqeri called for more facilities for floodstricken areas.

Based on the information, floodstricken people in two northern provinces are in urgent need for aids and facilities provided by armed forces, the order reads.

Iranian officials, including the country's parliament speaker, visited the floodaffected regions north of the country, and urged emergency assistance to the people.

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani during his trip to Mazandaran province called for aiding the people in the floodhit regions and preparing the grounds for reconstruction of the infrastructure in these areas.

In the meantime, Iran's Minister of Interior Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli after visiting the floodhit regions in Golestan province said that the people have access to their basic needs and the aid workers are doing their best to return people to normal life.

Also, MohammadEsmaeil Najjar, Head of the Iranian National Disaster Management Organization (NDMO) and Deputy Interior Minister said that the government will continue its support for people and will provide financial assistance to them.

Meanwhile, General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran in a statement expressed the armed forces' preparedness to help the people in the floodhit regions.

Golestan and Mazandaran provinces north of the country have been affected by heavy rains for the past few days. Flood forced people in many areas to flee and Aqqala and Gomishan cities in Golestan province were evacuated in order to prevent human losses.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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