Lively Election Key Factor in Sustainable Security: Iran Armed Forces
- June, 16, 2021 - 15:30
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces urged people of different strata to contribute to the country’s sustainable security by participating in the upcoming presidential election.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the General Staff of the Armed Forces described a high turnout in the vibrant election as a manifestation of the Iranian nation’s might and resolve and reaffirmation of commitment to the Islamic Republic’s establishment.
The statement said voting in the 13th presidential election “will have strategic value and present the model of religious democracy” to the international community.
It also emphasized that high turnout in the Friday election will serve as a “deterrent factor against the ominous and evil plots” hatched by the enemies of Iran and as a contributing factor in sustainable security, the fight against the economic war and cruel sanctions, and settlement of various problems.
The statement also denounced the hostile scenarios for inflaming tensions in Iran and dissuading people from taking part in the election, expressing confidence that the epic turnout of voters in the polls will force the enemies and the satanic and arrogant systems to suffer another humiliating defeat.
In remarks on May 27, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei described the upcoming elections as a source of dignity and honor for the country.
“I seriously hope that with the determination of the people of Iran, these elections will become a source of credit for Iran despite the wishes of the enemy. Our enemies are using all resources at their disposal. This is being done by both our enemies and those inside the country who knowingly or unknowingly repeat what they say. They are trying to make the elections a source of disgrace for the nation. I hope that the people show determination and that Allah the Exalted bestows His blessings so that the upcoming elections will be a source of honor and dignity for the country, God willing,” the Leader stated.
Slated for June 18, the 13th presidential election in Iran will be held simultaneously with council and midterm parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections.
More than 59,310,000 Iranians are eligible to vote this year.