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Leader of Islamic Ummah Imam Khamanei advises Iranian nation to choose competent president

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Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei has advised the Iranian people to elect a pious, revolutionary, and resolute person as their next president.

Describing the upcoming presidential election as another test for the Iranian nation, the Supreme Leader said on Wednesday that, “In order to realize their objectives and disappoint the enemy, the people should take part in the election enthusiastically to choose, from among the candidates introduced by the Guardian Council based on legal standards, a competent, virtuous, pious, revolutionary, resolute and steadfast person with jihadi perseverance, who can shoulder the heavy responsibility of [boosting] the country’s dignity and progress in a better manner than the other candidates.”

Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei made the remarks addressing thousands of people from the Iranian provinces of Mazandaran, Gilan, Golestan and Kohkilouyeh Boyer-Ahmad.

Commenting on the paramount importance of the June 14 presidential vote, Ayatollah Khamenei said, “Although the election is around one month away, this matter has turned into an important international issue, and global think tanks and the enemies of Iran are even carefully monitoring its preliminary stages.”

In the upcoming election, Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei pointed out, the enemies are pursuing objectives contrary to those of the Iranian nation’s, adding that the enemy seeks to create voter apathy and would like to see a person coming to power who “drags Iran into dependence, weakness and backwardness in various fields and puts it on the path to the foreigners’ policies.”

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