Iran Will Help Russia Put Out The Fires…

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According to a statement issued by the Iranian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday, the ministry’s spokesman, Ramin Mehman-Parast, in a message extended Iran’s condolences with the bereaved families of the victims of the massive fires in Russia.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to provide necessary help and assistance for controlling the fires,” Mehman-Parast added.

Meantime a Russian Emergency Situation Ministry announced on Tuesday that the death toll from the rash of wildfires in Russia rose to 40.

Russian authorities imposed a state of emergency for about 500 towns and villages because of the wildfires burning across the West of the country, officials said Monday.

On Monday, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev referred to the fires as a “huge tragedy”, and said the state would do everything it could to help those affected.

“More than 2,000 of our citizens have been left without roofs over their heads,” he said. “Many families have been left with absolutely nothing at all.”

The army has been called in to help tackle the fires, which are expected to continue raging as temperatures show no sign of dropping.

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