Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that Iran is preparing for its presidential elections in a secure and calm environment at the heart of a region rife with unrest.
“Look at the countries of the region, where can you find a place where there is no insecurity? Among this insecure collection of countries, the Islamic Republic of Iran is busy preparing for elections in peace and security,” Imam Khamenei addressed a group of people in Tehran.
“This peaceful and calm environment is invaluable. In a country with 80 million people, the nation is, enthusiastically, preparing themselves for Election Day, meanwhile there is peace everywhere; this is truly something precious that we should appreciate,” his eminence added.
All administrative, monitoring and security bodies are at work to safeguard the May 19 elections, the Leader said, noting that these organizations have the nation’s trust, but still urged them to exercise utmost care and help protect people’s votes.
“Some may seek to commit fraud in this midst. The Iranian people have enemies. In the face of the enemy, the people’s countenance should indicate will power, conviction, self-confidence, calm and equilibrium,” Imam Khamenei added.
The Leader meanwhile, stressed that the Iranian people and Islamic establishment will be the eventual winners of the May 19 election, no matter who emerges victorious in the race.
Source: Iranian media