Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who cast his vote early (8:00 a.m. local time, 0330 GMT) in the 11th Presidential and 4th City and Village Councils, has urged all Iranians to participate in the election in large numbers in defiance of “US leaders” who say they do not recognize the Iranian presidential ballot. Earlier this week Khamenei said that the enemies of the Revolution, Islam and Iran are using all their financial, media and political resources to separate the people from the Islamic Republic and to make them doubt the elections and the organizations in charge of it. However, the people will prove their firm attachment to the Islamic Republic on Friday through maximum voter turnout and they will defeat and disappoint the enemy once again by exhibiting their massive power. He added that failure to obey the law was the cause of the post June 2009 presidential elections. “The people and the country were harmed in many ways by that lawlessness, which completely sensitized the people to the necessity of obeying the law in the upcoming elections… Fortunately, this year there is no sign of the instances of disrespect which were sometimes exhibited in the sentiments and orientations in 2009. It is necessary to be thankful for this extremely valuable improvement… This maximum voter turnout is more important to the country than anything else. Some people might not be willing to support the Islamic Republic for different reasons, but they should be willing to support their country: they too should vote… The international arena is not an arena for standing on ceremony: the more weakness you show and the more you retreat, the more the enemy will advance.” Khamenei said that resistance against foreign enemies requires having confidence in the brave people of Iran and relying on national pride, God and His promises. He added, “It is necessary to move forward with wisdom and prudence (looks like Jalili campaigning…) on the glorious path that our people and government have chosen.
Khamenei urges huge turnout in defiance of US leaders
- Published: 2 years ago on Friday, 14 June 2013
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: June 14, 2013 @ 4:06 pm
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