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‘US plots to wage unrest in Iran polls’

3 September 2011 11:16

A senior Iranian commander has warned against a US ploy to create unrest during Iran’s upcoming parliamentary elections as part of its persisting efforts to meddle in the country’s internal affairs.

Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, Commander of Iran’s Basij Forces, said that the US schemes to stir up election unrest in other nations were part of its attempts to interfere in the internal affairs of those countries, Mehr news agency reported.

He referred to the remarks by Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei on enemy plots to disrupt the next parliamentary elections.

He called on all political activists to foil the enemy plots through political common sense and broadmindedness.

He urged political parties to refrain from insulting or defaming their rivals and said moderation in election activities was the best way to foil the plots.

In an address to massive crowds of worshippers during the Eid al-Fitr prayers on Wednesday, the Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei stressed the importance of strengthening unity among the Iranian officials and nation particularly ahead of the 9th parliamentary elections in March.

The Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei urged the Iranian people to remain vigilant to thwart enemies’ plots to misuse the issue of elections and to inflict damage on the people’s security.

“Elections are the manifestation of religious democracy. However, enemies seek to misuse elections to harm the country,” the Leader stated.

The Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei also called on the Iranian nation to safeguard elections which are a “divine blessing.”

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