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.
#Kuwait: H.H the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Thursday condolences cables to the families of victims of the bus accident that took place in Iraq earlier killing a number of Kuwaiti Citizens and injuring others.
His Highness the Amir expressed his sincere condolences and sorrow over the tragic accident, praying to Allah Almighty to place the deceased victims in his heavens, inspire their families with patience and solace, and grant the injured with a swift recovery.
Iraqi Kurdish officials said on Monday that federal forces and state-backed militias have launched a major, multi-pronged” attack aimed at retaking the disputed northern city of Kirkuk.
Kurdish forces known as the peshmerga were digging in at the edge of the international airport after withdrawing from their positions outside the city. Hundreds of armed Kurdish residents were taking up positions inside Kirkuk anticipating an attack.
Iraq’s military said it seized two major oilfields outside of Kirkuk from the Kurdish forces. It said in a statement that federal forces are now in control of the North Oil Company and Baba Gurgur fields.