Head of the IRGC Public Relations Department, Ramzan Sharif, discussed claims of IRGC involvement in the elections following statements made by the Supreme Leader’s representative to the IRGC (Ali Saeedi), and claimed that these engineered charges are doomed to fail. He discussed Saeedi’s statements, saying that the phrase “logical and intelligent engineering of the elections” refers to the use of the IRGC’s abilities to perform its legal tasks in the elections, or assisting in providing security during the elections. Sharif stressed that the IRGC and the Basij are sparing no effort to ensure that the elections take place in a satisfactory manner and with the maximum involvement of the Iranian people. He later called on the Iranian press to avoid steps that might load the enemy’s weapons and maintain professional behavior to protect national interests. According to Sharif, some of the media is unfortunately ignoring their professional responsibilities and are feeding foreign and anti-revolutionary media. Hamid–Reza Moaddamfar, head of the Culture and Society Division in the IRGC discussed Ali Saeedi’s statements, saying that he in no way implied that there would be any interference or engineering of votes or involvement in civil elections, but the foreign media whose lies are known to all have taken his statements out of context, creating the impression that Mr. Saeedi discussed engineering of votes as part of the IRGC’s role! These statements were taken out of context by foreign media in order to harm Iran and honest people and revolutionaries such as Ali Saeedi. As Saeedi emphasized, the IRGC will never actively and tangibly intervene in an election and only presents the values, and this is the meaning of engineering.
“The meaning of election engineering” is maintaining order and security
- Published: 2 days ago on Monday, 14 January 2013
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: January 14, 2013 @ 3:54 pm
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