TEHRAN, Nov. 20 (Press Shia Agency) – Leader of the Islamic Republic asserted that the brave face disasters heroically and end them and added “I sympathize with all you who have lost your loved ones.”
Ayatollah Khamenei who paid visit to the earthquake-hit areas in Kermanshah province Monday morning in order to appeal to the earthquake victims and the injured, said “I sympathize with all you who have lost your beloved ones. I wish I could be with you on a happier occasion.”
“This is not the first time such disasters strike the people in this region. I was among you during Iran-Iraq war. You showed great perseverance and strength during the war years. These times call for the same bravery,” he added.
Ayatollah Khamenei underlined “the brave face disasters heroically to defeat them.”
Admitting that it was a great tragedy for the people of Kermanshah to lose about 500 of their loved ones, the leader said “but look how people from all around Iran shared their grief with the people of Kermanshah. They feel indebted to Kermanshah. So they contributed to the aid programs with all they had.”
“Government officials did their best too, and if it was not for their efforts, the conditions would have been much worse now. However, I’m not satisfied yet,” he said.
Ayatollah Khamenei asserted that “better times are in store for the people of Kermanshah, and I hope that God grants us the opportunity to come back to this city when it is has once again thrived.”