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Foreign Office Minister offers condolences to Iranian people following yesterday’s earthquakes

Earthquakes in north-west Iran on Saturday cause destruction and terrible loss of life.

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Speaking today, the Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, said:

“Yesterday’s earthquakes in north-west Iran have caused considerable destruction and have resulted in terrible loss of life. We send our deepest condolences to the people of Iran at this difficult time. Our thoughts are with them, particularly during this holy month of Ramadan.”

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Published 13 August 2012