0431 GMT July 22, 2019
“The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the loss of life and damage following the earthquake that struck the border region of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Iraq on Sunday evening,” according to a statement by the UN.
“He conveys his condolences to the bereaved families and to the Governments and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Iraq. He wishes those injured a speedy recovery,” it added.
The United Nations stands ready to assist if required, the statement added.
The center of the temblor measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale was near Halabjah, southeast of Iraq’s Sulaymaniyah.