Thursday, June 1, 2023

Iran Leader Urges Election Organizers to Protect People’s Votes

A couple of days before Iran’s presidential and local elections, Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called on the ‘trustworthy’ executive officials to exercise the utmost care in protecting people’s votes.

Speaking in a Wednesday meeting with people from different walks of life in Tehran, Ayatollah Khamenei said those who organize Iran’s upcoming elections have the nation’s trust, but they still should exercise utmost care and help protect people’s votes.

“It is likely that some individuals seek to violate the law; however, these sectors – whether the executive, regulatory, or security sectors – are trustworthy and reliable, thank God; they should of course watch out,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, according to his official website.

The Leader further highlighted the significance of public discipline and the people’s commitment to abide by laws before the election, on the day of the election and after the election.

“This is what many countries lack; and our nation proves to enjoy that: we have learned from experiences in the past. The Iranian nation has learned through experience that discipline is beneficial, and indiscipline unlawfulness can be so harmful,” Ayatollah Khamenei went on to say.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Khamenei also hailed the country’s calm and peaceful atmosphere in the run-up to the May 19 elections while regional countries are insecure.

“Look at the regional countries. Is there any place where there is no insecurity? In this insecure assortment, the Islamic Republic is preparing for elections with security and calm,” the Leader noted, describing it as valuable.

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