S. Korea to provide US$300,000 worth of aid to quake-hit Iran

SEOUL, :South Korea will provide US$300,000 worth of humanitarian aid to Iran, which was recently hit by a massive earthquake that left hundreds of people dead, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.

The assistance consisting of $200,000 in cash and $100,000 in goods will be delivered to Iran through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, according to the ministry.

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake jolted the northwestern border region of Iran in November, killing more than 400 people and leaving about 500,000 homeless.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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