President Zuma sends condolences to Iran

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has expressed his condolences to the government and people of Iran after the country was rocked by earthquakes that claimed the lives of more than 300 people.

Zuma extended condolences on behalf of government and all South Africans after the twin earthquakes shook the towns of Ahar and Varzagan in northwest Iran, close to the city of Tabriz on Saturday.

"In this time of sadness and bereavement, the government and people of South Africa hold the bereaved families in their thoughts and prayers," Zuma said.

He also wished those who were injured a speedy recovery.

Meanwhile, there has been no information or reports that any South Africans were affected by earthquakes.

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