The President’s appreciation follows a letter from Ms Sakineh Almasi, a member of parliament, to the President thanking the Iranian Red Crescent for its services in the provinces which suffer the drought.

Ms Almasi wrote to President Rouhani that the Iranian Red Crescent has had successful activities in both rendering relief services to the affected people in recent floods and alleviating suffering of drought-affected people in southeastern provinces.

She also added that the MPs considered it necessary to commend the efforts of the Red Crescent for alleviating suffering, helping the vulnerable people and their needs.

Responding to Ms Almasi’s letter, Chief of Staff of Iran’s Presidential Office Mahmoud Vaezi, in a letter, addressed Red Crescent Society President Ali Asghar Peyvandi, saying: “The President appreciates the actions taken.”