• Leader meets with a group of Army commanders and staff members in Tehran, April 19, 2017. (Photo by Khamenei.ir)

Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has warned the nation against hostile attempts at marring Iran’s upcoming elections, calling for a massive turnout in the vote to disappoint the enemies.

According to Press TV, Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks on Wednesday in a meeting with Army commanders and staff members.

“The enemies make provocations to sabotage the elections. The nation should proceed along in the face of the hostile movement, while maintaining its current awareness so the elections will be held with vibrancy, passion, neatness and security,” the Leader said.

Ayatollah Khamenei further described a successful election as a “resource” for the nation.

“Bluster is the modus operandi of big powers. The worse situation for a country comes about when its authorities start to become afraid of the enemy’s sulk, threat and bluster,” the leader said. “The nation [, however,] is standing upright.”

Ayatollah Khamenei further said the nation’s resistance has been the key to thwarting different enemy plots against the country over the past decades.

“Either the US or bigger [entities] than that cannot do a damn thing in the face of an establishment, which is connected to its people, likes its people and is liked by them,” the Leader added.

The Leader further emphasized, “The very election of such nature would lend much security to the country.”

Over a dozen high-profile figures have registered for the country’s 12th presidential elections.

The registration process is over and the people will go to the polls on May 19. Concomitantly, the electorate will vote to choose members of village and city council.


Apr 19, 2017 09:46 UTC