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  • 3/14/2011

Larijani expresses sympathy for Japan

an aerial view shows tsunami damage and flooding in natori city.

Iranian Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani has expressed his deep sympathy over the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan.

Larijani sent two separate messages to President of the House of Councilors Takeo Nishioka and Speaker of the House of Representatives Takahiro Yokomichi, and extended his condolences over the disaster, IRNA reported on Sunday.

The Iranian parliament speaker also expressed his deep sympathy with the families of the victims over that tragic calamity.

On Friday, Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi offered the Islamic Republic’s condolences to the people of Japan, expressing hope that the people will overcome the aftermath of the natural disasters and get through their difficult conditions.

An 8.9-magnitude earthquake, off the northeast coast of Japan’s main island, unleashed a 23-foot (7-meter) tsunami on Friday and was followed by more than 50 aftershocks for hours.

According to Japan’s National Police Agency, 1,597 people have been confirmed dead so far.

The number of casualties, however, is expected to rise as 10,000 people are still unaccounted for in the port town of Minamisanriku in Miyagi Prefecture.

Source: presstv.ir

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