On the verge of 12h presidential elections in Iran, this election has captured the attention of Western media, who have been determined to stage a soft war against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

On this basis, the Western news networks and media are relentlessly criticizing and studying election currents in Iran. Presidential hopefuls’ debates and election campaigns are precisely monitored by Western media. Meanwhile, what is the goal of Western media?

Throughout the election season in Iran, Western media have embarked upon a soft war against Islamic Iran. Meanwhile, these media elaborate on such important events in a manner which would shape a negative viewpoint toward these significant events among their addressees. In fact, they present a false image of the realities.

The fact of the matter is that in the view of the West, the political atmosphere throughout the period of elections in the targeted countries raises an opportunity for challenging the basis of elections in the targeted country; even at times leading to civil disobedience. In other words, the main goal pursued by Western media is to indirectly impact Iran’s elections.

Based on this approach, the Western media have staged propaganda campaigns against Iran’s elections, making strenuous efforts to be impactful on Iran’s public opinion, and to dissuade people from attending the polling stations.

In the run-up to presidential elections in Iran, the Western news agencies and media have been hell-bent on somehow baselessly implying that the sacred Islamic establishment is incapable of management of economic and foreign policies, in an effort to sabotage the election campaigns in Islamic Iran.

Meanwhile, the study of the behavioral patterns of foreign media throughout the previous elections in Iran also shows that Western media make use of corresponding technologies and approaches, pursuing three general phases. In the first phase, Western media criticize the terms of registration of nominees and magnify the presence of unqualified individuals in this scene. In continuation of this phase, Western media propaganda campaigns mainly revolve on the issue of approval of qualifications of the well-known nominees. Western media try to somehow convey the unfounded message that only in Iran, an organization such as the Guardian Council studies the conditions of nominees, and throughout elections in other countries, there is no supervision on the qualifications of candidates. However, this claim is completely groundless, and the qualifications of nominees are also supervised in other countries’ electoral systems. The fact is that these Western media, in this phase in time, are intent on instilling doubts in the all-encompassing nature of elections in Iran.

Following the propaganda campaigns of Western media in this phase, the next move of the Western media begins with the hopefuls’ election campaigns. In the run-up to elections in Iran, the views of the nominees are expressed in complete transparency, and upon the request of the community, by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). However, these realities are never reflected by Western media, which go on to claim that a number of hardliner nominees intend to stir crisis, and are against the maintenance of calm in the country. In the view of Western media, elections in Iran raise an opportunity for selection between reformers and/or warmongers.

Meanwhile, in the third phase, which is the most important and sensitive phase in elections, Western media try to instill indifference among eligible voters in regard to participation in elections, while making every effort to downplay people’s presence at the polling stations.

 In fact, Western media know that downplaying people’s turnout in elections deals a blow against the political credibility of sacred Islamic establishment. Meanwhile, peoples’ massive and enthusiastic turnout in elections has always foiled the seditious plots of Western media against Islamic Republic of Iran. Based on the latest statistical figures, 85% of eligible voters cast their ballots throughout the 11th presidential elections.

The Leader of Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, throughout his keynote remarks in his recent meeting with teachers, on the occasion of Teachers’ Commemoration Week, referred to elections as a topic of importance, rooted in the ideology of religious democracy in sacred Islamic establishment. The Leader of Islamic Revolution underlined that presence of people, from all walks of life, in May 19, 2017 elections secures the maintenance of Iran’s power, grandeur, and immunity, and prevents the enemy from taking any measure against the Iranian nation.

The vigilant and enthusiastic participation of people in elections is one of the most important indicators of the strength of sacred Islamic system in the face of threats. The Iranian nation’s massive turnout in elections has displayed Islamic Iran’s power and has reinforced and cemented the pillars of sacred Islamic system, denting the hopes of Western media in pursuance of their goals.





May 16, 2017 08:13 UTC