• 14 April 2019 - 11:46
  • News Code: 98923
پرچم ایران

Japan has offered emergency relief goods for people in Iran, which has been hit with what is said to be the worst flooding in 70 years.

The Japanese Embassy in Tehran handed over relief goods to the Iranian government on Saturday to help people affected by the floods, nhk reported.

Japanese Ambassador to Iran Mitsugu Saito said that Japan received significant support from the Iranian government when the country was hit by a major earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

Saito said Japan's support at this time is a token of the friendship between the two countries.

Mahmoud Farazandeh, an Iranian foreign ministry official who serves as Director General of the Department of East Asia and Oceania, said Japan has a good deal of knowledge and expertise on natural disasters, and that Iran is grateful for Japan's support.

Officials say the donated items, including 190 tents and 1,150 sleeping pads, will soon arrive in affected areas. Iran says US sanctions against the country ban countries from providing financial relief.

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