Addressing a gathering of Iranian veterans and clerics in the northern province of Mazandaran on Monday night, Ayatollah Amoli Larijani cautioned about recent attempts made by the US and Britain to influence the outcome of the upcoming elections in Iran and said unfortunately, the enemies of the Islamic Establishment have always tried to harm the Islamic Revolution over the past 37 years since its victory in February 1979.
However, he added, “Our people are vigilant, alive and wise and are able to recognize foreigners’ attempts to skew (the polls).”
The judiciary chief further said that the Iranian people will never allow the US and Britain to decide for them in the elections.
The people will deal a strong blow to the enemies with their high turnout, Amoli Larijani went on to say.
In relevant remarks on Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jabari Ansari reiterated that the country is independent and does not need any advice from foreign parties on the upcoming parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) recently encouraged Iranian people not to vote for certain Iranian candidates in the Assembly of Experts elections, which will be held on February 26.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran’s position (on BBC’s move) is a clear one; an important achievement of Iran’s Islamic Revolution is independence and freedom, and the vigilant nation of Iran does not need the advice of any foreign player,” Jaberi Ansari said in his weekly press conference.
“We are sure that, in the upcoming elections, the Iranian nation will prepare the grounds for the expansion of Islamic Republic’s power at the international and regional level through their massive participation and vigilant and conscious choice,” he asserted.