Iran Police Geared Up for Election: Commander
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran's Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari highlighted the high degree of his forces’ preparedness to ensure the security of the upcoming presidential election, slated for May 19.
Speaking at a conference of police commanders on Sunday, General Ashtari said the law enforcement forces have formulated detailed plans to ensure security and order in the presidential election.
Police will be tasked with protecting the ballot boxes, he noted, expressing the hope that the plans and preparations would result in secure and healthy polls.
On Saturday, the top commander said 300,000 police forces would be on duty across the country to ensure the security of the elections.
In December 2016, Police Spokesman General Saeed Montazer-al-Mahdi said the Iranian Police would establish an ad hoc headquarters to control and command the efforts for ensuring security of the presidential election.
Last week, Leader of the Islamisc Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei warned of the enemies’ attempts to damage the process of election by publishing tempting stories in their media outlets, stressing that the Iranian nation will foil such plots with the same vigilance it has shown in the past.
The election should be held with high turnout and in healthy and secure conditions, Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized, saying that polls would provide the country with immunity.