New York

09 April 2013

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the Bushehr earthquake

The Secretary-General is saddened by the loss of life and destruction in Iran caused by today's earthquake in Bushehr. He extends his sincere condolences to the Iranian Government and people, particularly the families of those who have died. The Secretary-General also extends his deepest sympathy to those affected by this disaster.

The United Nations stands ready to provide assistance and to mobilize any international support that may be needed.