Saturday, July 2, 2011

Iran to send 3rd aid cargo to Libya

Head of Iran's Rescue and Relief Organization Mahmoud Mozaffar

Source: Press TV

Head of Iran's Rescue and Relief Organization Mahmoud Mozaffar says the Islamic Republic is ready to dispatch the third humanitarian aid cargo to Libya.

“The third humanitarian aid shipment of Iran's Red Crescent Society (IRCS) for the displaced foreign citizens of Libya living at Ras al-Jadir on Tunisian-Libyan border will be dispatched on July 15,” Mozaffar said on Saturday.

“The shipment includes 40 tons of medication, tents, blankets and different kinds of canned food,” IRNA quoted Mozaffar as saying.

Mozaffar added that an eight-member rescue and medical team would also be sent to the area to set up tents and provide medical services.

NATO launched a major air campaign against the forces of the Libyan regime in mid-March, saying the UN Security Council Resolution 1973 gave them a mandate to “protect the Libyan population.”

However, scores of civilians have been killed in Libya since the US-led forces launched aerial and sea attacks on the Arab-African country.

Libyan troops loyal to the ruling dictator Muammar Gaddafi have also killed thousands of civilians since a revolution started in the North African country in mid-February.

Iran has sent two aid shipments for the displaced Libyans who have been caught in the fight between revolutionaries and forces loyal to Gaddafi.

Nearly 700 thousand immigrants and workers live in Libya, most of whom are moving towards the Libyan border with Tunisia.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for commenting on this post. Please consider sharing it on Facebook or Twitter for a wider discussion.

Russia Today (Live)

World News 2017

South Front Military Review 2017

Syria - News 2017

US News 2017

The Russian Perspective

Debate – Global Issues 2017

Current Affairs - Important Interviews – 2017

Important Information 2016 - 2017

Yemen News 2017

Turkey News 2017

Ukraine News 2016 - 2017

Palestine & Israeli Crime 2017

Iraq News 2017

Iran News 2016 - 2017

Important Documentaries

Viewpoint, Discussion & Opinion - 2017

Abby Martin – Empire Files

Global Economic News 2017

Egypt News 2016 - 2017

Libya News 2016 - 2017

Bahrain News 2016 - 2017

Sheik Imran Hosein - Islamic Eschatology

George Galloway – Comment & Opinion

English FA Cup 2016 – 2017

New Age Weather

Space News

Music for the Revolutionary Mind

Global Revolution LIVE!

Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at

Japan’s 3 Nuclear Meltdowns STILL ongoing (News Censored)