Mrs. Rajavi said: Unfortunately, poverty and the mud housings, which are direct consequences of the oppression of the mullahs, have added to the dimensions of destruction and the number of victims exceeds thousands of deaths and tens of thousands of injured and homeless. Worse is the behavior of the regime's Guards who in these circumstances continue their suppression and tightly control the situation in the quake stricken areas.
She asked those families who afford to care for the orphaned children and take them to the warmth of their own homes and families.
The Iranian Resistance's President-elect concluded her message by saying: With resistance and national solidarity, we will eliminate all the difficulties and their main source, the evil mullahs' regime, and replace all the destruction and destitution caused by this anti-human regime with freedom and prosperity.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran - Paris
March 4, 1997