Iran sends humanitarian aid to Syria

Iran sends humanitarian aid to Syria
Sun Jul 28, 2013 22:56:04

Iran has dispatched the fourth consignment of humanitarian supplies, including medicines and medical equipment, to Syria to help people affected by the unrest in the Arab country.

The consignment was delivered to officials from Syria’s Health Ministry on Sunday.

”The Islamic Republic of Iran has sent medicines, medical equipment and a few ambulances to Syria,” said deputy Iranian ambassador to Damascus Abbas Golrou.

He stressed the importance of helping Syrian patients as a “humanitarian and moral duty” at the current juncture when Damascus is suffering from economic sanctions.

The United States, the Europian Union and their allies have imposed sanctions on Syria over the unrest in the country.

Syria's deputy Minister of Health Raef Yasin, for his part, said the West’s economic sanctions against his country have led to a reduction of medicines for refractory diseases.

He appreciated Iran’s great humanitarian aid for the Syrian people.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011.

According to the reports, the West and its regional allies - especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey - are supporting the militants in Syria.

On July 25, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said more than 100,000 people have been killed in Syria since the outbreak of foreign-sponsored militancy in the country. Millions of others have been also displaced in the violence.

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