The leader of Iran's main guerrilla movement, Massoud Rajavi, says the death of his wife and his field commander in a battle with a security forces was a great blow, but has vowed to topple Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
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CUs & SVs Mr. Massoud Rajavi speaking with Visnews' Jean Magny
TRANSCRIPT OF SEQUENCE TWO:
RAJAVI: "According to last news, my son is alive, but of course, it is only a chance. (Indistinct) has used him for propaganda to show the people (indistinct) and it is truly for propaganda, asking for his grandfather, because they could send him here through Red Cross. And about my wife... she was...."
MAGNY: "It was during the revolution...."
RAJAVI: "She was a leader of the revolution, she was in prison, she was in prison during the Shah and she was condemned to execution, but then life imprisonment. She was released with myself and Mussa Kheyyabani, only ten days before arriving Khomeini from Paris in Teheran. And the picture of us during the revolution at the time of liberating Teheran. And this is another picture of Mussa Kheyyabani....."
MAGNY: "This is your brother?"
RAJAVI: "No, her brother (indistinct)....we liberated the city of Tabriz (indistinct). And this is the last letter...."
MAGNY: "Sent by you wife...."
RAJAVI: "No, Kheyyabani. He says that either we will be alive or not. We are sure to one thing (indistinct) overthrowing at this cruel regime and at last he is telling that faith of Koran, that God never forgets his promises."
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Background: The leader of Iran's main guerrilla movement, Massoud Rajavi, says the death of his wife and his field commander in a battle with a security forces was a great blow, but has vowed to topple Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Speaking from his exile home on the outskirts of Paris, Mr. Rajavi said the Mujahedin had endured many such blows, but that the latest victory would not be celebrated for long by the Teheran government. Guerrilla leader Mussa Kheyyabani -- operational leader in Iran of the left-wing Mujahedin movement -- was considered public enemy number one by Iran's fundamentalist government, ad was killed during a raid on his hideout in Teheran on Monday (8 February). Twelve other leading members of the underground Mujahedin, including Mr. Rajavi's wife, died in the five hour battle. Mr. Rajavi also fears that his one-year-old son was killed in the action. He was with his mother in a car outside the house when the revolutionary guards attacked.