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Pope Francis sends 100,000 euros to Iran flood victims

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | April 12, 2019
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Asia   The Vatican said it was just the first step

Pope Francis on Friday sent some 100,000 euros to the victims of floods in Iran to meet their immediate needs.

The Vatican said it was just the first step in a wider aid plan.

Iran has shut down some oilfields in Khuzestan province as intensive efforts are underway to control damage from flash floods and prevent possible environmental pollution, Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says.

Zangeneh said Friday some oil pipes in the province have been emptied for the first time, and oil output has been reduced in some flood-hit areas as precaution. The minister stressed that oil production in the province has not stopped.


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