The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has unexpectedly arrived at East Azerbaijan province of Iran, Fars reported.
Khamenei went to the location to look at the activities in the area, and check on the people affected by the quake.
He spoke to the victims, stressing his condolences, and said that the people of Iran are united by strength.
On August 11, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked the city of Ahar, near the provincial capital of Tabriz, at 15:53 local time. The quake struck 60 kilometers northeast of Tabriz at a depth of 9.9 kilometers.
Another quake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale jolted Varzaqan and Haris districts, which are located near Ahar, 11 minutes later at a similar depth. The epicenter of the quake was 49 kilometers northeast of Tabriz.
According to latest reports, 306 people are dead, and there are over 3,000 of injured ones.