Leader Orders National Action Following Deadly Earthquake
TEHRAN (ISNA) – Supreme Leader ordered all Iranian officials and military forces to step up their efforts to help the victims of the powerful earthquake that hit the country’s western areas on Sunday night.
In a message on Monday morning, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei ordered all Iranian officials to mobilize their efforts to help the large number of people affected by the last night’s powerful earthquake, and particularly rescue those trapped under rubble in the very first hours after the disaster.
The officials must employ the whole capacities at their disposal immediately to prevent rising casualties, Imam Khamenei underlined.
The Leader also ordered the military forces from the Army, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and the Basij (voluntary) Force to rapidly assist with the operation to remove the rubble and transfer the wounded in the quake-hit areas.
All administrative organizations, both military and civilian ones, must make every effort to help the victims and their families, the Leader added.
Expressing condolences to the Iranian nation, especially to the residents of Kermanshah province, Imam Khamenei prayed that Almighty God might bless Iran and strengthen the nation’s patience and power.