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The earthquake in Afghanistan is the deadliest in decades

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The United States offered its “sincere condolences” to those affected by Wednesday’s devastating earthquake in Afghanistan.

“We are deeply saddened by reports of an earthquake in eastern Afghanistan,” the US Embassy in Kabul’s Twitter account read. job Wednesday.

The United States has no presence in Afghanistan after the complete withdrawal of American troops and the collapse of the Afghan government, and its embassy currently operates from Qatar. He has no official relations with the Taliban government.

CNN asked the US State Department if it intended to provide aid in response to the natural disaster that killed more than 900 people.

On Wednesday, Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif offered his condolences in a tweet. (Anjum Naveed/AP)

Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif offered condolences and an offer of support in a tweet on Wednesday.

“Deeply saddened to learn of the earthquake in Afghanistan which resulted in the loss of innocent lives,” he wrote. “Pakistanis share the grief and pain of their Afghan brothers. Relevant authorities are working to support Afghanistan in this time of need.

India expressed “sympathy and condolences to the victims and their families”, according to a tweet from the spokesperson for India’s External Affairs Ministry on Wednesday.

The Iranian embassy in Kabul said it was send two planes with first aid supplies to Afghanistan.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said he was “mourning” the deaths caused by the earthquake, according to a tweet from the Chinese ambassador to Afghanistan. “Afg is a friendly neighbor of China, and China is willing to provide emergency humanitarian assistance according to Afg’s needs,” the embassy said. tweeted.

turkish ministry of foreign affairs said the Turkish Red Crescent, a humanitarian organization “operating in Afghanistan, has sent humanitarian aid to earthquake victims in the region”.

Pope Francis said he was praying “for those who lost their lives and for their families”.

“I hope that help can be sent there to relieve all the suffering of the dear Afghan people,” the pope said.

Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani also called on charities and international organizations to come to the aid of families affected by the earthquake.