Iran’s Police Ready to Ensure ‘Calm’ Election Day in May: Police Chief

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari highlighted his forces’ vigilance and preparedness to ensure the security of the country’s upcoming presidential election and said every necessary step should be taken for having a “calm” election day.

Iran’s Police Ready to Ensure ‘Calm’ Election Day in May: Police Chief

“We should do everything we can for a calm election”, General Ashtari said on Saturday.

Stressing the importance of adopting pre-emptive measures in the face of potential threats, he said the country’s security forces should remain “vigilant” to confront any possible move aimed at sabotaging the presidential election, due to be held in May.

 Good coordination with other security forces and organizations has always worked and can play a key role in ensuring the safety of the elections, the Iranian general further said.

Last month, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said that in his meeting with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader had stressed the need for plans to ensure the security of the election by upholding the rule of law and attract the maximum number of voters.

In the last presidential election in 2013, more than 70 percent of 50 million eligible voters cast their ballots.

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