Iran’s police chief, Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari, said that the Law Enforcement plans to deploy 300,000 forces across all Iranian provinces to ensure that the May 19 presidential and local elections will be held safely with the assistance of the people and related domestic organizations.
According to a Farsi report by ISNA, he noted that obtaining permit from Iran’s police is the first prerequisite for holding any kind of rallies and public meetings in the country.
In case such events are held without such an authorization, the organizers and participants will be treated according to the law, he went on to say.
Ashtari said fortunately, following the announcement of the names of the final six presidential candidates, no effort or move to disrupt the country’s security have been reported.
Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim, Mostafa Hashemi-Taba, Es’haq Jahangiri, Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, Hassan Rouhani and Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi are going to compete in Iran’s presidential election due to be held on May 19.