An official source at the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry said on Thursday Kuwait was so sad at the earthquake that hit Iraq and Iran, together with its human and material losses.
The State of Kuwait immediately contacted the governments of Iraq and Iran and offered necessary humanitarian aid in order to alleviate the aftershocks of this natural disaster, the source said.
Preparations are underway for coordinating with Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) to provide aid to quake-affected people, the source added.
A 7.3-magnitude earthquake on Sunday hit several areas in Iran and Iraq, Over 530 people were killed and at least 8,000 others wounded in the strong quake.
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has addressed a cable of condolences to Iranian President (Dr.) Hassan Rouhani and to Iraqi President Fuad Masum and Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi on deaths inflicted by the earthquake that struck towns in Kermanshah province in western Iran and Sulaymaniyah province, Northern Iraq, The quake has left hundreds victims and injured, demolished public facilities and installations. His Highness the Amir appealed to His Almighty to bestow great mercy upon souls of the victims and wished the injured quick recovery.
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