Rush to aid Iran quake homeless

Iranian authorities are rushing to provide aid for thousands of people left homeless by Friday’s earthquakes in western Lorestan province. More than 70 people were killed and about 1,200 hurt when quakes measuring up to 6.0 struck on Friday morning.

The US has set aside political differences with Tehran to offer humanitarian assistance to the victims of the quake.

Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns made the offer in a phone call to the Iranian ambassador to the UN, Mohammad Javad Zarif, on Friday.