Iran offers help to victims of Sandy hurricane in US
The Islamic Republic of Iran on Wednesday offered to provide the US with rescue and relief assistance hours after superstorm Sandy battered the US East coast, Fars News reported.
"Iran's Red Crescent is prepared to help the victims in the US," Head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society's Relief and Rescue Organization Mahmoud Mozaffar told FNA on Wednesday.
"Given its preparedness and ample experience in rescuing storms and floods victims, Iran's Red Crescent can provide relief assistance for those affected in New York," he added.
He added that the society would dispatch its relief and rescue squads and equipments to those US cities in need once the US officials demand.
Millions in the United States remain without power or transportation in the wake of Sandy, which caused dozens of deaths and billions of dollars of damage along the country's East Coast.
This is not for the first time that Iran has offered humanitarian assistance to the US in recent years.