News ID: 113030
Publish Date : 03 March 2023 - 21:51

15th Flight Carrying Iranian Aid Arrives in Aleppo

TEHRAN -- Iran has sent its 15th shipment of humanitarian aid to quake-hit regions of Syria, which remains cut off from international assistance due to strict Western economic sanctions.
A plane carrying the relief supplies landed in the Syrian city of Aleppo where the aid data-x-items were delivered to local authorities.
Syria has been slapped with sanctions by the West, namely the U.S. and the EU, over alleged rights abuses. The bans were mostly announced following the onset of the civil war in Syria nearly a decade ago.
Iran, along with some other countries, has made an effort to push for the removal of the sanctions so that relief aid can be sent to Syria where it is urgently needed to alleviate the suffering of quake-stricken people in the quake zone. But the U.S. and the EU have flatly rejected this.
The quakes have killed tens of thousands in Turkey and Syria.