Iran sends medical supplies, ambulances to Syria

A Syrian boy rests in a hospital bed after being wounded in clashes in Idlib, north Syria. (File photo)

A shipment of Iranian medical supplies, including 15 ambulances, hospital equipment and medications, has arrived in Syria.

“This shipment of equipment will break the European-American siege imposed on the health sector, as one of the service sectors in Syria. Also it is going to secure all the medical emergency needs for the Syrian people,” Syrian Health Minister Wael al-Halqi told reporters on Thursday after the Iranian consignment arrived in the Arab country.

He said that a dozen Syrian hospitals were in need of ambulances and medical equipment to resume work and added the supplies will be available from Sunday.

Iranian ambassador to Damascus Mohammad-Reza Raouf Sheibani also told reporters that Iran will send 35 more ambulances to Syria in the near future. He said that two batches of food aid of some 110 tones have already been delivered from Iran to Syria.

“We understand the conflict that Syria is passing through very well as Iran has been living in a siege imposed by the arrogant powers in the world for three decades,” the Iranian envoy said.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011.

Damascus says ‘outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists’ are behind the unrest while the West and the opposition accuse the security forces of killing protesters.

Source: Press TV




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