In May, the Trump administration officially announced it would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, pressurizing Iran to revise the pact and make more concessions. The U.S. move was denounced by the international community and Iran refused to make further concessions.
The disasters destroyed infrastructure widely, including over 68,000 houses, religious buildings, and bridges. Roads were badly damaged in many places. The loss was estimated to be about 15.29 trillion rupiah (.011 billion).