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President Karzai Is Saddened by News of Earthquake in Iran
Released by the Office of the Spokesman to the President Islamic Republic of Afghanistan


Presidential Palace, Kabul - H.E. Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is saddened by the news of an earthquake early this morning in central Iran that has left many people dead and injured.

First reports show that the epicenter of the earthquake was on the outskirts of Zarand, 35 miles northwest of Kerman.

"I am saddened to hear this news. I hope the casualty numbers will not be large. In any case, I send mine and the Afghan people's deep condolences to those affected and to the brotherly people of Iran", the President said in his reaction to the news.


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