Iran to send aid ship to Gaza next Sunday: official

20:54, June 22, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Iranian Red Crescent Society spokesman Abdorra'uf Adibzadeh said Tuesday Iran is planning to send a ship carrying Iranian humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip next Sunday.

The ship contains 1,100 tons of humanitarian aid including 50 tons of medicine, said Adibzadeh, adding that the aid is scheduled to reach Gaza in 14 days.

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Tuesday that Iran has made contacts with the Egyptian government and awaits Egypt's response for a route to facilitate the delivery of the aid.

Mehmanparast said in a press briefing that Iran has made contacts with the Egyptian government on arrangements to facilitate the delivery of the shipments to "the impoverished people of Gaza" and any Egyptian efforts in opening a delivery route would be "appreciated by nations," the report said.

The Iranian officials have incessantly used stark rhetoric condemning Israel's siege on Gaza and called on Israel to lift fully the siege and reopen all crossings to Gaza so that humanitarian aid can be shipped into the territory.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:赵晨雁)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Giant red lantern lights up in Tiananmen Square to celebrate the coming National Day on Oct. 1. (Xinhua/Li Xin)
  • A ceremony is held in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, on Sept. 28, 2011, to commemorate the 2,562nd birthday of Confucius (551-479 BC), a Chinese thinker, educationist and philosopher. (Xinhua/Wu Ching-teng)
  • The world's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner for delivery arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo, capital of Japan, on Sept. 28, 2011. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, whose buyer is All Nippon Airways (ANA), will implement a flight of ANA on Oct. 26 from Tokyo's Narita Airport to Hong Kong in south China. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)
  • A Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) fighter shows what is believed to be human jawbone found inside a mass grave near Abu Salim prison in Tripoli, Libya, Spet. 27, 2011. The NTC on Sunday said they had found a mass grave containing the bodies of 1,270 people killed by Gaddafi's security forces in a 1996 massacre at Abu Salim prison in southern Tripoli. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)
  • Rescue workers and local residents search for survivors after a building collapsed in old Delhi, India, Sept. 27, 2011. At least 10 people were killed and 35 injured when an old three-storey building collapsed. More than a dozen people are still feared trapped under the debris, police said. (Xinhua/Partha Sarkar)
  • A visitor has flying experience in the windmill castle of Jinshitan National Holiday resort in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 27, 2011. The castle is a 23-meter-high building with 21 meters in diameter. The castle uses wind tunnel to make objects floating in the air. It is the first indoor stadium in China, which enables people to have flying experience. (Xinhua/Zhang Chunlei)
Hot Forum Discussion