US ready to aid Iran in quake relief
By IANS - WASHINGTON
13th August 2012 09:07 AM
The White House has expressed condolences over the loss of life in Iran's latest earthquake, and said Washington was ready to help.
"The American people send the Iranian people our deepest condolences for the loss of life in the tragic earthquake," Xinhua quoted White House spokesman Jay Carney as saying Sunday.
"Our thoughts are with the families of those who were lost, and we wish the wounded a speedy recovery," he said, adding "we stand ready to offer assistance in this difficult time," he said.
At least 300 people were killed and 2,600 injured in the earthquake that jolted Iran Saturday.
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