Iran has said it rejected a US offer of aid for survivors of twin deadly earthquakes that struck villages in its northwest on the weekend because it was not made in "good faith."
"We do not believe the US put forward the offer in good faith. We are currently having a medicine supply crisis because of sanctions," said Hassan Ghadami, the head of the interior ministry's crisis management organization, according to the ISNA news agency. "Do us a favor and lift the sanctions," he said, referring to Washington's campaign of draconian economic sanctions imposed on Iran. (AFP)