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Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Imam Khamanei: Iranians Want Brave, Strong Parliament against US Plots

24 February 2016 21:07



Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Imam Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined importance of the Friday parliamentary elections in Iran, and said the Iranian people favor legislators who bravely and vigilantly stand against the US plots.

“The Iranian nation wants a parliament which is religious, committed, brave, not gullible, resistant against the arrogant powers’ excessive demands and greed, defender of the national honor and independence, real lover of the country’s progress, believer in the scientific move of the young talents, believer in endogenous economy, familiar with people’s pain, resolved to settle people’s problems, not intimidated by the US and in full compliance with its legal duties,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in Tehran on Wednesday, addressing a large gathering of Iranian people from Najafabad city.

He underlined that election is not important just for the sake of voting, “rather elections mean the Iranian nation stands against the enemies after undergoing different types of pressures, cruel sanctions and malicious propaganda”.

Elsewhere, Ayatollah Khamenei warned of the US plots after implementation of the July nuclear deal between Tehran and the world powers, and said, “The Americans had a plot for Iran and a plot for the region after the (attainment) nuclear agreement and they are still pursuing these plans since they are well aware which country has strongly stood against their ominous goals in the region.”

He called on all Iranian people, specially officials and politicians, to keep vigilant against enemies’ plots to influence the country, and said when the enemy supports one group or person to start gaps and divisions among the people, a strong stance should be adopted against it.

Iran is due to hold the 10th Parliamentary and 5th Assembly of Experts elections on Friday.

Over 52,000 polling stations and over 120,000 ballot boxes will be set up for people to elect representatives to the parliament and assembly of experts.

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