Iranian Red Crescent

President Rouhani calls interior minister, Tehran governor general, IRCS president

TEHRAN, 8 May 2020 - President Hassan Rouhani called the Minister of Interior, the Governor-General of Tehran Province, and the president of the Iranian Red Crescent Society early Friday immediately after the 5.1 magnitude earthquake in Tehran and other cities in vicinity and received reports on measures taken and issued the necessary instructions for full readiness of related agencies.

Dr Hassan Rouhani called the Minister of Interior Dr Abdolreza Rahmani, and stressed the importance of full readiness of all related agencies in Tehran and other provinces.

Immediately after the earthquake, the Crisis Management Headquarters convened at President's order, the report of which was given by the interior minister.

The President also talked with Tehran Governor General Mr Mohsen Bandpei and appreciated the readiness of all sectors, adding, "In addition to maintaining readiness for relief in special conditions, people must be given the necessary warnings to keep them calm and informed from credible sources".

In another phone call with President of the Iranian Red Crescent Society Dr Karim Hemmati, Dr Rouhani received reports and said,"All relief agencies, especially the IRCS, must be in full readiness in these conditions so that in case of an incident, they can deliver the best possible relief".




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