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Armenian community of northern Iran not affected by earthquake

16:01, 15.08.2012 Region: Armenia, Iran Theme: Society, Incidents

The August 11 devastating earthquake did not affect the Armenian community of Iran’s East Azerbaijan province, diocese representatives told Armenian

Head of the Armenian diocese Grigor Chiftchian was in St. Shoghakat church during the earthquake. Church was not damaged with the exception of cracked plaster. Head of the diocese contacted Armenian communities of Tabriz, Urmia and other districts.

The diocese representatives said officials, MP Karen Khanlarian, Armenia’s Ambassador to Iran Grigor Arakelyan contacted Chiftchian to learn about the damage. Armenian religious monuments were not affected, they said.

Representatives of the local Armenian community lent assistance to those affected by disaster.


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