TEHRAN (defapress) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei expressed deep gratitude to the Iranian people for the widespread participation in the February 21 nationwide elections.
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Publish Date: 23February 2020 - 12:31
In comments at a religious course on Sunday, Ayatollah Khamenei praised the stellar performance of the Iranian nation in the big test of elections and hailed the people for thwarting the opportunistic plots and campaign of enemies for harming the polls.
“All of us must be vigilant for defense against the enemy’s plot to harm various pillars of the country, and be ready for blows and attacks in reciprocation,” the Leader added.
Pointing to a massive propaganda campaign that the enemies had launched months ago to adversely affect the polls and dissuade Iranian voters from taking part in the elections, such as by resorting to the spread of a viral disease, Ayatollah Khamenei thanked God and expressed deep gratitude to people for the widespread presence in the elections in spite of the hostile propaganda campaign.
“It is God’s will to make this (Iranian) nation victorious,” the Leader added.
Ayatollah Khamenei further said that hostility of enemies against the Iranian nation is not confined to the economic and cultural fields or to the religious and revolutionary beliefs of people. “They (enemies) are opposed even to the Iranian nation’s elections, because they don’t want the phenomenon of presence of people at the ballot boxes in the name of religion and in favor of the Revolution to be established as a fact.”
Holding elections in the Islamic Establishment refutes the enemies’ false claim that religion is opposed to freedom and democracy, the Leader underlined, saying the elections in the Islamic Republic indicate that religion is a perfect symbol of inclusive democracy.
Holding 37 elections in Iran over the past 41 years reveal the Islamic Establishment’s great care for democracy, Ayatollah Khamenei added.
The Leader finally called on all people to know the enemies and be vigilant against them, saying while thousands of people in the front of enemies are acting against Iran in various fields, the front of the Iranian nation must include millions of people prepared for defense and counterattacks against the hostile propaganda and other activities.