Sunday, September 04, 2005

Iran to Help US Storm Victims if Necessary

Islamic Republic News Agency:
Iran will help US victims of Hurricane Katrina if there is a need to do so and regards such help as a humanitarian measure, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi said here Sunday. Asefi made the remark as he was talking to domestic and foreign reporters at his weekly press briefing.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran will dispatch relief aid to the United States through Red Crescent if there is a need for such relief assistance.

"Apparently, relief aid has not been provided to the victims properly. The victims complained about the way relief aid is provided to them.

"We will help if we are confident there is a need for our assistance," he said.