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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on Earthquake in Southern Iran

The American people extend condolences to the people of Iran for the devastation that resulted from the recent earthquake and aftershocks in southern Iran, particularly to those whose loved ones were injured or lost their lives.  We are deeply saddened by the loss of life and the destruction that’s been caused by this disaster, and stand ready to help the Iranian people in this time of need.