At the beginning of his Dars-e-Kharej this morning February 20, 2017, the Leader of the Revolution expressed concern on the situation in Khuzestan province and said: "What has happened to the people of Khuzestan over the past few days truly pains one’s heart. Taking care of these problems are our duties. It is the duty of the officials. The governments are obliged to care for the people. This is one of the definite, urgent duties of the government at all times."
His Eminence further stated that, “If someone is concerned about [serving] the people, they cannot be at ease in the face of Khuzestan’s problems. It is not enough to say that the current situation is the result of previous officials’ indifference. This won’t solve any problems, and after a while others will say the same things about us, asking why nothing has been done to solve the people’s problems.
A flood has hit the south of the country. Right now the people of this region are in a situation where they need help. Flood is a major disaster and brings about major losses for the people and the families. This is a duty, something needs to be done [to help them]."